Harold L. Shughart, 82, of Carlisle, died on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at
Chapel Pointe in Carlisle. He was born on January 18, 1933 in Carlisle, a son of the late E. Raymon and
M. Ellen (Eppley) Shughart Miller, and was married to the late Elizabeth “Libby” Ann (Minnich) Shughart, who died
May 26, 2006.
Harold graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1951.
He worked and retired with Book of The Month Club, Mechanicsburg and for 16 years with U. S. Steel Co.
Harold worked as an officer with the North Middleton Twp. Police Department and the Cumberland Sheriff’s Department.
He was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle. Harold was a 32nd
degree Mason, and was a member of the Cumberland Star Lodge 197 F&AM, the Zembo Shrine Band, the St. John’s Loyal
Arch Chapter, the St. John’s Knights of Templar and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and was an honorary band member of the
Tehama Temple, NE. Harold loved music and played with many bands, Windjammers International and 58 years
with the Carlisle Band. He volunteered in many capacities within Carlisle Community, including Boy Scouts,
Carlisle Area School Board and was a former President of the Carlisle H. S. Band Boosters.
survived by one daughter, Brenda L. (Ronald) Long of Carlisle, three sons; Brian L. (wife, Ruth) Shughart of Barnesville,
Brent L. (wife, Lisa) Shughart of Carlisle and Bruce L. (wife, Dawn) Shughart of Fairfield, one brother, Sherwood E. Shughart
of Oxford, one sister, E. Arlene Myers Funt of Carlisle, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and
nephews. Harold was predeceased by one son, Bradford L. Shughart, two brothers; Lester and Glenn Shughart
and one sister, Dorothea Meyers.
A viewing will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November
6, 2015 followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with
Rev. Rob Moore and Rev. Fred Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Carlisle Town Band.
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Dear Brenda and family,
I am so sorry about your Dad's passing. How many times did he drive our
Girl Scout Troop to a trip destination. What a patient man. God bless your family at this sad time. Love you Brenda!
Bruce and Family
I was blessed
to have your mom and dad as my families neighbors for many years. Could not have asked for better neighbors.
extend my sympathies to you and your entire family. God Bless.
May God be with the family at this time and always. It was a great pleasure to have known and
have Harold as a part of my life.
I met Mr. Shughart for the first time in 1960. It was then that he escorted his Boy Scout troop for its summer
weeklong excursion to Rehoboth Beach and D.C. There I learned that he wholly believed in the qualities and values of scouting.
His enthusiasm was contagious. Because of my love for the program, I have a treasury of wonderful memories of my young life
in scouting under his leadership. Because of his belief in "outing is scouting", biology and the out-of-doors
became my life. Later, my desire to teach school blessed me with the presence of some of his sons and a grandson. He never
knew where his influence would one day lead. The point is that he was an excellent leader of young men, a wonderful hands'-on
teacher and a sincere individual. Although he also became my friend, he will always be Mr. Shughart to me because of my
respect for him. I know that he will be immensely missed by his family and friends. My sympathies to you, his family. May
clude with that which he always had us conclude each and every scout meeting.
As a group we would stand, raise our arms and repeat together "The Scoutmaster Benediction": "May the Great
Master of all Scouts be with you till we meet again." Mr. Shughart is now in the presence of God, that "Great Master
of all Scouts". And, I look forward to the day that we will meet again.
am sorry to hear about your dad. He was so supportive to us as we marched our hearts out in the high school band. My love,
thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Denise Wimer Evans
I worked with Harold for many years at the
Book of the Month Club. He was a great mentor and a wonderful friend. Please accept my heart felt condolences.
Kevin W. Rider
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