Earl "Chink" Shirey

Obituary of Earl "Chink" Shirey

Earl “Chink” C. Shirey, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Douglassville. He was the husband of Betty P. (Bitler) Shirey with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Earl was born July 4, 1925 in Amityville, PA. He was a son of the late Walter Shirey and Katherine (Rickert) Shirey.

Earl liked making homemade caramels and A.P. cakes. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, friends, and puppies.

In addition to his wife he is survived by:

Three Daughters: Kathy L. Doney and her husband, Barry – Boyertown, PA

Sharon E. Robertson and her husband, Steve – Lewis, DE

Tina M. Turner and her significant other, Bill Dell – Boyertown, PA

One Brother: Elmer Shirey and his wife, Nancy – Birdsboro, PA

Five Grandchildren: Morgan, Matthew, Cortney, Kyle, and Emily

Six Great Grandchildren: Cadence, Kaija, Gillyan, Addison, Harper, and Kailyn

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by:

Two Brothers: Walter Shirey, Jr. and George Shirey

Four Sisters: Esther Warren, Betty Novak, Marie Kappenstein, and Etta Helmle

Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St. Pottstown, PA 19464 will be handling the arrangements. Donations may be made in Earl’s honor to U.S. Renal Care, 5 Sunnybrook Rd. #500, Pottstown, PA 19464 or TriCounty Home Health and Hospice, 13 Armand Hammer Blvd. Suite 201, Pottstown, PA 19464. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com