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Russell E. Shappell

October 4, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Russell E. Shappell, 78, a Cape Coral resident for the last 10 years, formerly of Orwigsburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Fort Myers. He was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., to John and Clara Shappell, now deceased.

He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Schuylkill Haven and was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran.

He is survived by one child, Melissa (James) Lear of Cape Coral; two sisters, Lamae (John) Reed and Elaine Jamison also of Pennsylvania; in addition to a brother, John (Kathy) Shappell of Pennsylvania and Florida; as well as two grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew; and his former wife, Helen Shappell of Cape Coral.

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Russell E. Shappell

Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at the First United Church of Christ, Rt. 61, Schuylkill Haven. Friends and family may visit at 10 a.m., services at 11 a.m. burial at Schuylkill Memorial, followed by luncheon at 1 p.m. and will be announced via

Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., 25 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972, will be handling the arrangements for his memorial service in Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.



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