The Obit For Walter Shevock

Walter Shevock

Published in Times Leader on April 27, 2011

Walter Shevock, 93, of Plymouth, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at Birchwood Nursing Home, Nanticoke. He was born in Plymouth and was a son of the late Michael and Julia Wrazen Shevock.

Walter was a graduate of Plymouth High School.

He was a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth, and previously was a member of the former St. Stephen's Church, Plymouth, where he served at Master of Ceremonies for the St. Stephen's Church Centennial Celebration in 1986.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during World War II on the U.S.S. Sullivans Destroyer as Chief Petty Officer.

Prior to his retirement, Walter was a self-employed brick layer and also worked as a guard at the Chase Correctional Institution at Dallas for 23 years.

Walter played baseball for the Sans Souci Smilers and professional baseball for the Lynchburg Senators, farm team of the Washington Senators. He was also a P.I.A.A. baseball umpire and basketball referee for 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, the former Agnes Kaschak, who passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011; brother, Ignatius Shevock; and sisters, Mary Brozena and Anna Sawka.

Walter was a devoted father, grandfather and brother who will be truly missed.

Surviving are his sons, Dr. Ronald Shevock and his wife, Joanne, of Kingston, and Michael Shevock and his wife, Denise Ann, of Shavertown; grandchildren, Jennifer Shevock of San Francisco, Calif., Ronald Shevock of Folsom, Calif., and Tara and Laurie Shevock of Shavertown; sister, Sophie Lucidi of Orange; as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral for Walter and Agnes will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday morning from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening.