Stephen C. Shirk

  • Born: March 29, 1957
  • Died: January 17, 2018
  • 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

Stephen C. Shirk, 60, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of LaVerne Schnoke Shirk, to whom he was married for 20 years. Steve was born in Lebanon on March 29, 1957, son of the late Charles and Joanne Wagner Shirk.
He was an Army Veteran. Steve was employed as Grounds and Maintenance Manager of Hershey Park Camping Resort. He had driven truck for many years. He and his wife LaVerne traveled the nation working as Work Campers. He was a member of Rocherty United Methodist Church, where he was in charge of building and grounds care. He was a former member of Fredericksburg and Bunker Hill Fire Companies. Steve enjoyed camping, travel and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, LaVerne, Steve is survived by a son Benjamin, husband of Morgan Shirk of Lebanon, stepson Darrell Adams, companion of Jen Snyder of Myerstown, 5 grandchildren, brothers Scott, husband of Amy Shirk of Fredericksburg and Charles, husband of Bonnie Shirk of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his sister Jan Brewer.
Family and friends are respectfully requested to attend Steve's funeral services on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM from Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd., 890 Isabel Dr., Lebanon, PA 17042 (next to Quentin Circle). Friends will be received Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Grand View Memorial Park, Annville.


Condolence & Memory Journal

LaVerne and Family....So very sad to hear of Steve's sudden passing. I have fond memories of him as a little boy. As an adult, he was a gentle giant. Will pray for you and the family for peace and comfort from our Lord and Savior Jesus. Aunt Leenie

Posted by Eileen Swisher - Myerstown, PA - Family   January 24, 2018



Posted by RICH AND DEBY WELLING - LIVONIA, MI - coworker   January 22, 2018


Posted by RICH AND DEBY WELLING - LIVONIA, MI - Friend   January 21, 2018

My condolences to the families. May you find peace and comfort in the warm memories of Steve that you hold in your heart. RIP Steve. God Speed.

Posted by Kim Reist - Lebanon, PA - Friend   January 20, 2018

Becky and family
What great memories we hold together. You and Steve were sooo much fun n great friends.
We worked together, played together and prayed together an survived the flood. We will hold dear our memories. Sitting around the camp fires, walking our dogs, and sharing Jesus. He no longer sits on Steve's bench, he is sitting on the Big Bench beside Jesus.
Steve will be deeply missed. Xxoo

Posted by Lorna & Gene Stover - Family Friend   January 20, 2018

So sorry for your loss Laverne. We are in Fla or would be there. He was a teddy bear.

Posted by Joe & Marina Gregory - PA - Friend   January 20, 2018

A great friend and boss we will miss you so much .Praying for God's comfort for you Becky

Posted by Keith and Bonnie Schmid - Coworker   January 20, 2018


So very sorry to hear of the loss of Steve. Rich and I send our condolences to the Shirk family. Steve was a good man, have many memories of Steve especially when we were young. Time and distances have separated us. May you find peace in this very difficult time.

Posted by Linda Balog - Shermans Dale, PA - Family   January 20, 2018


Laverne and Family...
Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you at this most
difficult time.
Pat and Watson Klopp

Posted by Pat Klopp - Lebanon, PA - Friend   January 20, 2018

Our life is certainly richer for having met you. The best boss ever and friend too! There is a big void in our life with your passing....Love to BECKY and we pray for you.....

Posted by Rick and Liz Scott - Coworker   January 19, 2018

Our Condolences to the Shirk family..May he Rest In Peace. And may he perfect his pie crust technique. We will miss you

Posted by Bob n Denise Filiau - Templeton, MA - Friend   January 19, 2018

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts. We will miss him.

Posted by Andrea Wagner - Pine Grove, PA - Family   January 19, 2018

One of the best friend and boss we ever had..

Posted by James and Judith Hewitt - Holly Ridge, NC - Friend   January 19, 2018