Rev. Wayne K. Shontz, Jr.

 

 

 

Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501



Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501



Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home

1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA 18509 Phone: (570) 343-0712



Moscow 570-842-8501 and Scranton 570-343-0712
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September 15, 2017
Rev. Wayne K. Shontz Jr. of Thompson, Pa., and formerly of Scranton, died Friday after a brief illness. Born April 29, 1928, in Oil City, Pa., he was the son of the late Wayne K. and Helen (Floto) Shontz Sr.

He was a graduate of the University of Detroit with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a graduate of the San Francisco Theological Seminary and Boston University, receiving a master’s degree in theology.

Before his retirement, Rev. Shontz served as pastor at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in West Pittston and the Minor Congregational Church of Plains, Pa. His ministry spanned 58 years, serving churches in Utah, Weld, Maine, and for many years in Blackstone and Leominster, Mass., and Jackson, Mich.

Rev. Shontz had a lifelong passion for model airplanes, boats, cars and woodworking. He had a miniature furniture business, known for his exceptional detail and craftsmanship.

Surviving are his wife, the former Susan Weinschenk; his son, Wayne K. Shontz III and wife, Lisa, of Reading, Vt.; his daughter, Christine L. Fortin and companion, John, of Lisbon, Maine; his sister, Suzanne Schwark of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Gabriella and Maria Shontz, and Michael and Timothy Fortin; his stepchildren, Robert C. Bresser and wife, Lori; Frederick A. Bresser, Carlene E. Nichols and husband, Michael; Sandra L. Bird and husband, Robert; and Ruth A. Filarsky; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marion Morton Shontz in 1979; and his grandson, David Fortin; and his sisters, Nancy Schwiekert and Edith Earhart.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. in Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, Pa., with the Rev. Scott Loomer, pastor, as officiating clergy. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Heifer International, P.O. Box 8055, Little Rock, AR 72203.

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