Harold S. Shaak Jr., 71, Naval Color Guard member, a selfless, caring renaissance man

By on November 1, 2017

Harold “Butch” S. Shaak Jr., 71, of Lititz, passed away surrounded by his adoring family on Oct. 29, 2017, at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was a loving husband to Joan, and father to Elizabeth. He was the son of the late Harold S. Shaak Sr. and Elva Shaak.

He was a proud member of the United States Navy, serving the country for many years and excelling academically in Naval Air and radar technical training. His specialization gave him the honor of becoming a member of the Naval Color Guard.

Butch was a strong, caring renaissance man, whose talents included a variety of technical and creative works in wood, metal, video, and stage work, design consulting, and cooking gourmet meals for friends and family. His quiet selflessness, dignity, and service will be missed as he holds a special place in the hearts of many.

He is survived by his wife: Joan Shaak; daughter: Elizabeth A. Shaak; and Jake Marshall, who was like the son he never had. He will also be greatly missed by his sister-in-law: Gail McFadden; nephew: Tom McFadden; and niece: Katie Feagans; his beloved corgis: Ollie and Violet; and many other dear family members and friends.

Services were held Nov. 2 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, Lititz. Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602, or humanepa.org.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, Lititz, assisted Butch’s family with the arrangements.

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