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James R. Shearer

September 4, 1937 ~ October 29, 2020 (age 83)


James R. Shearer, 83, of Palmyra passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at home.


Born September 4, 1937 in Hershey, he was a son of the late Leroy and Helen (Smith) Shearer and also preceded in death by a son Scott Shearer.


Retired from the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, he attended Hershey High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  A member of the Hershey Italian Lodge and Palmyra American Legion Post 72, he enjoyed crossword puzzles and going to casinos.


Surviving are his companion of 35 years Gloria M. Fitz; children Deb Gallea (Gary), Tracy Shearer (Tawanda Seifert), and John Stewart (Jamie); brothers George Shearer (Maryann), Robert Shearer (Carol), and Richard Shearer; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.  Also surviving are Gloria’s children Craig Fitz (Maria), Paul Fitz, Rhonda Rothman (Lee), Matthew Fitz, and six grandchildren.


There will be no service.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033.


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