Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Harold J. Shasky, Jr.

Harold J. Shasky, Jr., age 58, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital.

Harold was born October 17, 1956 in Mansfield, the son of Virginia A. (Reynolds) and Harold J. Shasky, Sr. He was a 1975 graduate of Lexington High School. Harold has always been a hard worker having held a job for all but one short week from the time he was 11. At the age of 11 he started working a paper route that he kept until he was 18. While keeping his route, he also held a job at Pondarosa Steak House. At 18, he began a job a Thermodisc in Mansfield working for nearly ten years until he and his wife, Jean, started their own business. Together they have owned and operated Shasky Sanitation in Shelby since 1986.

Harold has always been a helper of people. A proud member of the Democratic Party, Harold served the citizens of Shelby as a 2nd Ward Councilman from 2010-2015 where he served on various committees. He had also been a past treasurer of the Democratic Club, a board member of Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties, and had been active with the Green Committee, the Friends of the Black Fork, and the Flood Plain Management Commission of Shelby. It was no secret that Harold fought for what he believed in and spoke his mind.

Harold started the Shelby Cruise In eight years ago and remained actively involved in its planning for the first five years. He was a car enthusiast having owned many classics over the years and was currently in the restoration process of another classic.

When Harold and Jean were able to sneak away from work, they enjoyed going to Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield. He was a die-hard Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan and loved music- especially The Beach Boys.

Harold is survived by: his wife, Jean Ann (Bowman) Shasky, whom he wed on June 26, 1976; 2 daughters: Kimberly (Cory) Lindsey of Shelby, Amanda (Randy) Deppen of Florida; 8 grandchildren, whom he adored: Alliyah, Makayla, Kaitlyn, and Vivian Lindsey, and Jade, Jacob, Jaycee, and Jackson Deppen; his mother: Virginia A. Shasky of Shelby; 3 sisters: Martha Jean Smith of Shelby, Doris (Norm) Collins of Sparta, and Darlene K. Shasky of Mansfield; his mother-in-law: Betty Bowman of Shelby; a brother-in-law: Bobby Bowman; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold J. Shasky, Sr. and his father-in-law, Bobby D. Bowman.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM. Rev. O. Douglas Tackett will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Cruise In Foundation or Shelby Helpline.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. joni young says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I called Jayne and she said to tell you she also will do the same. You were a great couple and an example of what marriage is about. Both of you shared many many happy times. Hang on to those. Again deepest sympathy to you and all your family members. Sincerely Joni (Hicks) Young and Jayne (Hicks) Browning.

  2. Lewis and Linda Shorter says:

    May God Be With All of Harold’s family at this sad time. Many many happy memories of Harold will keep him alive in your hearts forever. God Bless You

  3. kathy slater says:

    Dear Jean
    I want to tell you how sorry I was to hear Harold passed away. If there is anything Mary Kay and I can do for you please let us know. John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you . love in Jesus Kathy slater

  4. Fred and Darlene Mellick says:

    Dear Jean and Family our prayers and well wishes are sent to you all. Fred and Darlene

  5. Angela Neeley Williams says:

    Sending my love and prayers during this hard time. I know all to well how you feel having lost my father 8 years ago. Words can not express my sympathy and heartache for you and your family. May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

  6. John and Karen Adkins says:

    Sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Our prayers are with the family. Amanda was always like another daughter to us since her and our Shari were best friends since Jr. Hi. Let us know if we can do anything to help. God Bless!

  7. Carla DeWitt says:

    Jean, So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  8. Jill Brown says:

    Jean, I’m very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing.

  9. Ian and Faith Abbott says:

    Sincere sympathies from our family to yours. May your wonderful memories carry you through the coming days.

  10. mark&candy giesige says:

    our hearts and prayers go out to you and the family in this sad time Harold well be surely missed he was a great friend for many years and a lot of good times we shared with our kids and grandkids love mark candy nikki and shawn

  11. Leonard &Dianne Lindsey says:

    To Kim and Corey Lindsey and family ; We are so sorry for your lose, always keep the memories alive for your children’s sake.May God be with you all and give you the strength to see you through this difficult time.
    Love to all
    Aunt &Uncle
    Leonard & Dianne Lindsey

  12. Cindi (Pohl) Bower says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Harold was a great guy! I had a number of classes with him during our years in Lexington. I always thought he had a great sense of humor. I know he will be missed!

  13. Shari (Adkins) Weaver says:

    Where do I begin. Harry was a dad to me growing up. I basically lived with the family on the weekends and summer breaks. His daughter and I remain best friends since 7th grade. I can still here is laugh or see him smile at something off the wall I would say. I remember riding on the back of the garbage truck as a teen earning a few extra bucks. Harry was a great man. Always standing firm in his beliefs and fighting to help pave the way for others. Though it’s been some time since I have seen he or JeanAnn they will always be mom and pops to me. You did good in life Harry, I’ll see you on the flip side. Love to all the family and friends. I am choosing to celebrate Harry’s life and the life of everyone he loved. I am here for any and all of my extended family. God bless you all with his warm embraces of mercy.

  14. Julie Campbell says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  15. Jim Wagoner says:

    I do not even know where to begin, Harold and I were friends for over 35 years. If you really knew Harold you knew how kind he really was. I have many many years of memories and good times with Harold. I was blessed to be one of the founding fathers of the Shelby cruise-in with Harold. He was a great son, husband, father, and friend. He will truly be missed. Football seasons will not be the same without harassing him about the Buckeyes and Browns. May God be with Harold’s family and friends.

  16. Ambrose & Joy Trucks says:

    Jean, we are sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.

  17. Doug and Amy Swank says:

    Cory and Kim. Thinking of you. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers from our family to yours.

  18. Caroline Sellerx says:

    I wish to express my condolences. I appreciated all he did as I had my service with the company for years. He will be missed.

  19. Tom and Toni Bertke says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers

  20. Kevin & Jari Amburgey says:

    Jean and family…we are so sorry for your loss…Harold was a good man…never seen him out anywhere without a smile on his face…always took the time to talk to you where ever he was at…he will be missed by many! May God comfort you guys in the days ahead. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Morgan and Julie Steensland and Family says:

    Jean, Cory, Kim and the rest of the family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss! Harold was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed! He was always willing to give us advice in our business and was like a “business father” to us. He was fun to talk to and spend time with, and he led a wonderful family! We pray for peace and comfort for you all now while you mourn his loss. Know we are mourning with you. Love you guys!!

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