Samuel S. Shelly, 82, Korea vet, farmer, Warner Lambert retiree, enjoyed bicycling

By on June 30, 2015

Samuel S. “Sam” Shelly, 82, formerly of Manheim, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Luther Acres, Lititz.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Daisy I. Shank Shelly. He was the loving husband of Carolyn S. Graybill Shelly and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in April.

Sam retired after 30 years at Warner Lambert. He was also a farmer on his family farm in Rapho Township. Sam proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim, where he served as an usher and offering and communion steward. His interests included woodworking, gardening, traveling, riding bicycle, and he enjoyed helping his neighbors. Sam loved to spend time with his grandsons, attending their sporting events and riding bike with them.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter: Cheryl E., wife of Glenn Ruhl of Lititz; two grandsons: Ryan, husband of Amanda Ruhl; and Jared Ruhl.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Mabel Diffenderfer; and two brothers; Benjamin and Daniel Shelly.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, on Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m., with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Sam’s memory to Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, PA 17545 or Luthercare Caring Fund, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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