In Memory

David Shuey

To all,

It is with great sadness that we lost a classmate, Dave Shuey. Dave passed away on September 17 from cancer.

Please keep Dave's wife Susan and their son in your thoughts and prayers.



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09/20/18 09:47 AM #1    

Sarah (Terri) Calta

Very sorry to learn of Dave’s passing~My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family🙏

09/22/18 06:46 PM #2    

D. Anita Kustanbauter (LittleWolf)

My earliest memory of David is from elementary school. We we're in a play in which I played a good fairy and David was a naughty elf. Don't recall much of anything else except my flouncy purple dress and how cute David was in elf ears. So sorry to hear of his passing.

09/23/18 09:05 AM #3    

Kathi Gardner (Creznic-Rickert)

I am so happy I had the opportunity to take our horses and go for a ride with Dave. In 2015 we decided to meet at Union Mills and have a wonderful day reminicing while on horse back. Dave was an avid Civil War buff and he and his horses would do reenactments.  A good friend will be missed. This "Selfie" photo was taken in 2015. 

09/24/18 06:36 PM #4    

Mark Wolf

Dave was in Texas last spring and came to Sharon's and my house for dinner.  Spent about 6-7 hours catching up on our lives since we had seen each other at our 25th Reunion.  It was a fantastic visit and one that I will cherish forever.  Dave was a true friend and I will miss him.  Our thoughts and prayers for Susan and Nate.

10/16/18 12:14 PM #5    

Tim Folk

David  W.  Shuey
David W. Shuey
September 19, 1954 - September 17, 2018

David W. Shuey, age 63, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, PA on September 19, 1954 to the late Ralph G. and late Shirley A. (Wert) Shuey.
David was a 1972 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and studied Communications for two years at Syracuse University. He played football for the Harrisburg Cowboys semi-pro team.
David had a very strong work ethic. He successfully worked in advertising, real estate, automotive sales management, hospitality, with his favorite being a public speaker and “history-teller.”
David was active as a coach for Colonial Park Baseball and Soccer. He was also an instructor with the PA Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Search & Rescue School at Hawk Mountain.
He had a passion for acting and was very interested in United States History. He combined those two interests making history come alive as he became involved in Civil War reenacting and later, presenting first-person portrayals of key historical men such as Col. John Mosby, Lt. Frank Haskell, Maj.-Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, Gen. John McCausland, and most recently, Gen. John Pershing.
David traveled the country portraying General Pershing, representing The United States World War One Centennial Commission, Wreaths Across America, and spoke on many occasions for the Association of the United States Army, The American Legion, various other organizations, schools and Universities.
He was an avid horseman; riding in battle reenactments, trail riding, and participating in several Parades across the country, most notably in Washington, DC. and New York City with his horses, Aura Lea and Cecelia, affectionately referred to as “his girls.”
David is survived by his wife of 35 years, Susan D. (Jacobs) Shuey, his son, Nathan D. Shuey, and brothers William S. Shuey and Robert D. Shuey.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 11:00am, at the First Presbyterian Church on the Square in Carlisle, PA.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory 2020 West Trindle Road Carlisle, PA 17013.
In Lieu of Flowers, a Memorial Fund has been set up to benefit the Hawk Mountain Ranger School. Information regarding this Memorial Fund and how to donate can be found by emailing Nathan at

10/17/18 10:31 AM #6    

Robert Knight

Thanks Tim! Appreciate all the information. Those of us out of the area can't get details like this! 

10/17/18 04:20 PM #7    

Chris "Harve" Brown

Was going to try and come down for the service but unfortunately I can't make it. My thoughts are with Dave's family at this time

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