Gloria P. Shirk

  • Born: January 28, 1934
  • Died: November 12, 2017
  • Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gloria P. Shirk, 83, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Ray K. Shirk who passed away November 12, 2005. Gloria was born Lebanon on January 28, 1934, daughter of the late Henry A. and Martha Erwin Pressel.
She was a 1951 graduate of Lebanon High School. Gloria was employed as a library aide at Harding Elementary School of the Lebanon School District. Gloria was an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Lebanon, Episcopal Church Women, Navy Club, Friendship Fire Co., Ladies Auxiliary of the Independent Fire Co. and NARF. She was an active member of the Lebanon YMCA for many years. Gloria was an avid supporter of Lebanon High School athletics, especially basketball.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn R., wife of Kirk Galebach of Lebanon, her son, William H., husband of Paula Shirk, Chesapeake, VA, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Gloria was preceded in death by her son Henry W. Shirk and brother Franklin Pressel.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Gloria's funeral services on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM from St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. 6th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042. Friends will be received following the service. Interment will be made in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Gloria's memory may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd., Lebanon. For further information please call 717-272-4634 or to share on line condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal


Mary and Roger Leibig

Posted by Mary and Roger Leibig - Lebanon, PA   November 20, 2017

Gloria was a sweet lady I was privileged to be her co worker at Harding.

Posted by Jodi Heagy - Lebanon, PA   November 19, 2017


Our condolences to the family.

Posted by Bill and Kathy kissling    November 19, 2017