Edward J. Shartle
Edward J. Shartle died on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. He was 88.
Born in Steelton, PA, the son of the late Abe and Mary, Mr. Shartle was an original Fairless Hills homeowner and a founding member of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish.
He worked as a Chemical Analyst at Bethlehem Steel for 10 years and moved to the local area and worked at US Steel Fairless Works for 30 years. After retiring from the Steel Mill, Mr. Shartle became an X-ray Courier for Lower Bucks Hospital, which he truly enjoyed doing until his early 80's.
Mr. Shartle was a US Army PFC Paratrooper of Company K, 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division, and was very proud to have served his country during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Post #834 in Fallsington, VFW John Billington Post #6495 in Levittown and the Knights of Columbus, Saint Joseph the Worker Council #4215 in Levittown.
His family was his hobby and he also enjoyed golf and trips to the casinos.
Beloved husband of 65 years to Virginia (Nissley), Mr. Shartle was the loving father of Patricia A. Harris (Thomas) and Cindy S. Huf (Bill). He will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews to whom he was very close.
Mr. Shartle was predeceased by his daughter Nancy Louise Shartle and his three brothers, Frank, Charles and William.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Friends may also call again on Tuesday, from 8:30 until 9:30 am at Saint Frances Cabrini Church, 325 South Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills, where his funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 am. Rite of Committal will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the above church or to the charity of the donor's choice.