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Joseph A. Shamro

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Joseph A. Shamro, 82, of Carlisle, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at his home.  He was born Dec. 22, 1930, in Clinton, and was a son of the late Jacob and Lucy (Kepic) Shamro.

Joe graduated from Forest City High School and was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War.  Joe retired as a Sergeant with the PA State Police, Troop H, after 37 years of service.  He was a member of Carlisle V.F.W. Post 477 and the Fraternal Order of Police.  Joe was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed woodworking, painting, playing cards and visiting Hollywood Casino.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Betty C. (Johns) Shamro, his loving daughter, Lisa K. Shamro of Harrisburg, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Pete Clyde of Incline Village, NV and several nieces and nephews.  Joe was preceded in death by one son, Joseph W. Shamro, who died June 14, 2007.

A private graveside service will be held at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, with Rev. Mira Hewlett officiating.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, the family kindly requests a good deed or act of kindness be given in Joe’s memory.

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My heart goes out to Lisa and Betty. From the little time I knew Pappa Joe he ws a wonderful man. He will be missed but hold close to your heart your great memories of him.

God Bless,
(Jackie Armstrong)

Deepest sympathy,
Barry and Barbara Carver


I worked with Sgt. Shamro and we loved him dearly at Troop T. We so enjoyed him, he kept us laughing. Fond memories. You have my deepest sympathy.


We'll miss you Joe. You were a good friend.

Bill & Bobby Lee Matiskella

 Betty & Nancy-- I wish to express our sincerest condolences to you and your families. Memories of the Johns-Myers family "get togethers" remain. May your sadness turn into happiness and continue in the years ahead.Kind thoughts always.

George & Joyce
(George Myers)


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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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