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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