James W. Shirk

James W.Shirk, 56, of Landisville, Pa, passed away Thursday, September 7th 2017 after a brief battle with cancer at Hospice of Mount Joy. He was born in Lancaster, Pa to the late James H. and Katherine Shirk on December 11, 1960. He was a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School. Was employed by the High company for 35 years, and was currently working for the Transit Department as a load coordinator. He was an active member of the Wrightsville AG Church as sound man and cook for the men’s monthly breakfast.  He was a volunteer fireman for over 15 years, with Bird n Hand F.D, East Petersburg F.D., and Hempfield F.D.  He was at one time a member of the Landisville Lions Club and volunteered for Holiday Hope. James was a tractor driver for Field of Screams. He would dress in a rabbit costume every year for the Wrightsville Church community Easter event and wore a snowman costume for the High’s Children’s Breakfast with Santa. James loved playing golf with family and riding his motorcycle with his wife.
He is survived by his wife Deborah of 37 years; daughters, Angela (Scott) Green and Sara (Ryan) Ensor; grandsons, Tristan, Hunter, Ethan Green and Jacob Ensor; sisters, Kay Shirk, Karen Weaver, Kathy Ulrich, and Kim Brubaker.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 11a.m. at the Wrightsville AG Church, 365 Orange Street.,Wrightsville Pa. with light refreshments to follow. Visitation with family will begin at 9:30a.m.

Condolence Messages

  1. Debra Myers Stum :

    To the Shirk Family..I am sorry for the loss of Jim. I remember him as a nice, helpful, respectful, fun person to talk to and be around, as I had that privilege of being around him and his family for some years at Faith Outreach Center church. He will surely be missed.

  2. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I worked with Jim at High. He was a wonderful person. I’s so sorry for your loss.

  3. He was always there for you no matter what. He was helpful, always had a smile or laugh. He will be missed by the First Aid Team and myself for all the time he helped me out with triages, and training. He was also my buddy on Friday for Chinese Friday and the pacemaker club. My thoughts and prayers are with Deb and all your family.

  4. Jim will be missed by all his cousins. Jim you left way to soon. Our prayers go for all who are left behind.

  5. Melissa Schaeffer :

    To the Shirk Family,

    My thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time. Jim was a wonderful friend & past co-worker…….. a pleasure to work with. Jim had a heart of gold & his family was his number one priority always. Jim will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I pray that you can find comfort in knowing how many lives Jim has touch. I pray that you can find comfort in uour memories of times spent with him.

  6. To the entire Shirk family, we mourn you’re loss. Donna was brought into Hospice the afternoon that Jimmy passed. What are the chances that it would happen in the adjoining room?
    If we would have known, we would have come over. Be strong and have faith. With deepest regards, Barry Simpson.

  7. I am at a loss for words. Jim was such a fun loving guy and always made me smile. He will be missed. Deb- prayers for you and your family.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Please let me know if there is anything i can do.

  9. So sorry for your lost. I worked with Him and was on the first aid team with Him. Jim would always be there to help whenever needed. He will be missed by all. My prayers and thoughts with you and your family. Rest in peace Jim.

  10. Fred & Marci Longenecker :

    Our love and prayers are with you in Jimmy’s passing.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep looking up…God will get you through.

  12. Darlene Drake Gallic :

    Deb,Angie,Sarah and their families and the Shirk family,
    I am so sorry and sad to see of Jim’s passing.I always knew him to be a wonderful family man, who was always helpful and giving of others. His smile and laugh was infectious. It certainly has been awhile but I always enjoyed the many years of taking care of the whole families hair. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in prayer during this difficult time.

  13. Jim was a good guy, he will be missed R.I.P.

  14. My deepest sympathy and prayers. I knew Jim from High Transit. He was a fine gentleman and always helpful. Blessings to all of you during this very sad time.

  15. I am very sorry for your loss in Jim’s passing. I worked with Jim and was on the first aid team with him for many years. I have been retired for some time and I still miss our morning shipping meetings. He was an excellent person who would help anyone in need . I know he will missed by everyone who’s lives he touched.

  16. Dawn and Glenn Dupont :

    To the Shirk family
    I feel much sadness For you all as I read of Jim’s passing. I remember all the good times we had working and fellowshiping at Faith Outreach Center. Our prayers for you all. God’s peace and comfort for you all.

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