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George Ray "Buddy" Shirey, Jr
Birth: Jan. 13, 1980
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 2007
Mineral Springs
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA

George "Buddy" Ray Shirey Jr., 27, of Brookville, PA died Tuesday, December 12, 2007 at his mother's residence in Mineral Springs, PA.
He was a Fiber Optics Technician Specialist with Blackbox for two years and had also been employed by various agencies as a Fiber Optics technician.
He was Methodist by faith and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #812 of Clearfield, he was also a 1999 graduate of Brookville High School.
Buddy is the beloved son of
George Ray Shirey Sr. & Jane Rhena (Johnston) Gearhart.
He is survived by both parents,
his Companion Heather Watkins of Clearfield PA,
his Paternal Grandfather Carlton Shirey of Clearfield PA, his Maternal Grandmother Genevieve (Gardner) Hoffman of Clearfield PA,
his siblings,
Robert Rothrock Jr. and his wife Melissa of Clearfield PA,
Sherry Woods and her husband Russell of West Decatur PA,
Shelia Krineski and her husband James of Clearfield,
Brandy Kunkle and her husband Matt of Clearfield PA,
Kimberley Smeal and her husband Rich of Sanborn PA,
Denise Thomas and her husband Kenneth of Clearfield PA,
Ginger Polumbo and her husband Frank of North Carolina,
Dennis Rauch Jr. and his Fiance Jill Butler of Clearfield PA,
and Kayla Rauch of Clearfield PA.
He is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
He was preceded in death by 2 nephews, Dustin Alan Woods and Connor Leroy Hooven,
his Maternal Grandfather Leroy E. Johnston Sr.,
Paternal Grandmother Etta Mae Shirey,
An Uncle Donald E Banks, and twin cousins, Noah Johnston
and Nathan Johnston.

Buddy is my beloved brother. He was affectionately called Buddy because of his friendly nature. He enjoyed the company of everyone and loved sharing his life with them. He had a light inside him that drew you in and made you love him. He was a friend to everyone. From the moment he learned to talk he was making people laugh. Buddy loved laughter and goodness in life. He was extremely caring and would give you whatever he had if he knew it would make you happy. Buddy loved life.
I Love You Dearly Little Brother! Rest in the arms of the Lord for you are now free. I know you are always a half step behind me. I promise to carry on your legacy and love life as you did!

[A special Thank You to Heather Oswald for graciously sponsoring my brothers memorial]
He is Gone
You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes,
love and go on.
Bradford Cemetery
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Sherry Woods
Record added: Dec 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23363004
George Ray Buddy Shirey, Jr
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George Ray Buddy Shirey, Jr
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George Ray Buddy Shirey, Jr
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- sanmart
 Added: Jun. 3, 2015
Buddy I know that I carry you in my heart and that you are watching over me every step of my journey here on earth....but that doesnt dismiss the fact that I still long to hear your laugh, the tightening grip of your hugs, or the buzzing you did on my hea...(Read more)
- Kayla Rauch
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

- Beulah
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
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