Thomas H. Shuey1942 - 2014

Thomas's Story

Thomas H. “Shu” Shuey, 72, of Annville, PA died Saturday, November 29, 2014 in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Emalee H. Rettew Shuey, his wife and companion for over 30 years. Born in Lebanon on October 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Archie G. and Pauline Schreiber Shuey. He was a Pressman employed at the Lebanon Valley Offset, Annville for 31 years and Donald Blyler Offset for 10 years. Tom graduated from Annville-Cleona High School in 1960, served in the US Navy from 1960-1965, did his training in Great Lakes, Illinois and was an Electronics Technician Radar (ETR 3rd Class) serving on the U.S.S. Little Rock.“Shu” was a member of Bindnagle Lutheran Church, Palmyra, secretary of the Union Hose Social Club, member of Annville American Legion Post 559, the Navy Club of Lebanon, and a lifetime member of the Annville VFW. He was an avid golfer, liked to read and travel, and enjoyed horseracing and fishing. Surviving in addition to his wife is daughter Beth wife of Scott Dove of Palmyra, and children Jennifer Spiece with her daughter Madilyn, Heidi wife of Daniel Kohr and their son Finnegan, Joshua Spiece with Tanya Gehret and daughter Rylan, a son Timothy husband of Lynne Shuey of Palmyra, and step-son Joshua McQuown and daughter Dyllan Shuey, a daughter Pamela wife of Lenny Sheriff of Palmyra and their children Elliott and Logan Sheriff, step-daughter Sherri Lesher with Kenneth Urban of Lebanon and children Tara wife of Daniel Milliken and their daughter Emalee, Bethany, and Jarrett, step-son Thomas Shirato of Lebanon and child Gannon Shirato, step-daughter Sheila wife of Dale Windsor of Waldorf, MD, brothers George husband of Helen Shuey of Annville, Benjamin husband of Natalie Shuey of York, 4 nieces, 3 great nieces, and 4 great nephews.

Since 2014, the annual Tom ‘Shu’ Shuey Memorial Golf Tournament has gathered members of the community to celebrate the life of this grandfather, father, and husband, who passed away in 2014 after battling MDS. Tom’s son, Timothy Shuey, and his family held their fifth annual charity golf tournament on August 2nd. Shu was an avid golfer and one of Tim’s biggest regrets was missing his last opportunity to golf with him. This inspired Tim and his family to organize an annual golf tourney in his memory. For years to come, they plan to keep Shu’s memory in our hearts and minds by continuing to support the MDS Foundation.