Peter Joseph "Pete" Shellong Sr., 73, of Wayne Township, passed away peacefully, Monday, Nov. 9, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Feb. 23, 1947, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Adella (Lutchkus) and John Shellong.
Pete attended St. Ambrose schools and was employed at Fairmont Foundry, Hamburg, for 52 years before retiring at the age of 70. He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Shellong and wife, Kathryn.
He was the husband of Linda (Kocher) Shellong.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Peter J. Shellong Jr., husband of Melanie, of Georgia; a daughter, Cindy Boyer, wife of Steve, of Wayne Township; grandchildren, Nikki and Shaunna Shellong and Abigail Boyer; nieces and nephews.
Pete was a very proud, hardworking man who loved his family dearly. He will be greatly missed!
Due to COVID restrictions, services and interment will be held privately. At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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