|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1932|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 1990|
THANK-YOU to everyone who has left flowers on my Dads memorial.Your kindness will never be forgotten, Beth
~~~~ CANCER SUCKS ~~~~
"Daddy's Hands" - Holly.Dunn
I remember Daddy's hands, folded silently in prayer and reaching out to hold me, when I had a nightmare.You could read quite a story, in the callouses and lines, years of work and worry had left their mark behind.
I remember Daddy's hands, how they held my Mama tight and patted my back, for something done right. There are things that I've forgotten, that I loved about the man but I'll always remember the love in Daddy's hands.
Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin', Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong, Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand, there was always love in Daddy's hands.
I remember Daddy's hands, working 'til they bled- sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed. If I could do things over, I'd live my life again and never take for granted the love in Daddy's hands.
Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin', Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong, Daddy's hands weren't always gentle But I've come to understand, there was always love in Daddy's hands.
~ ~ ~ ~ CANCER SUCKS !!! ~ ~ ~ ~
This is for my Dad. He died of cancer after fighting a long & hard battle.Dad was what one would call a "Jack of all trades" . But 1st & foremost-he was Dad to 7 children. He was the fire chief of the little town we all grew up in & even when he was to sick to go to the meetings , he was "voted" in as chief again (Thank's guys)& pretty near all of his firefighters showed up @ his funeral,which was standing room only. My Dad joined the Air Force when he was 18 years old & served in Okinawa for 2 years. R.I.P.Daddy,I love & miss you . *Now & Forever*
HOLDEN_ William J.Shellhamer,
57,Fire Chief of Holden,died Jan.20,
1990,at a local hospital.He was born
Sept.8,1932 in Binghamton,N.Y.,
the son of Arthur R.and Marie (Simp-
son) Shellhamer. An employee of
Webber Oil Co., Mr.Shellhamer had
served in the U.S.Air Force during
the Korean Conflict and was a mem-
ber of the Holden Fire Department for
15 years, serving as Chief for the past
three years. He is survived by his be-
loved wife and friend Alice (Camer-
on)Shellhamer of Holden; and his fa-
ther of Endicott,N.Y. He is also the
beloved Father of three sons,William
J.Jr, of Gorham,Arthur V. of Bangor
and Kurt R. of Brewer; and four
daughters,Helen M.Edwards of
Gouldsboro,S.C.,Cindy Lee Maynard
of Holden,Beth Ann Davis of Lime-
stone and Marie E.Watson of Bangor;
and 10 grandchildren.Memorial ser-
vices will be held 1p.m. Tuesday at
the Kiley-Birmingham Funeral Home,
69 State St.,Brewer,with the Rev.Dr.
Rex H.Garrett Jr., of the Eastern
Maine Medical Center chaplaincy
be sadly missed by family,friends,
and members of the Holden Fire De-
partment.In lieu of flowers,those
who wish may make memorial gifts to
the Holden Rescue Squad,care of Joel
Swanson,East Holden 04429
Published in the Bangor Daily Newspaper-Bangor,Maine
Arthur Reuben Shellhamer (1909 - 2004)
Marie Elizabeth Simpson Shellhamer (1910 - 1988)
William John Shellhamer (1957 - 2011)*
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Dad is with my Mom
Created by: Beth Bailey
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92632162