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RICHARD A. SHIELDS SR., 65, of Courtdale, passed away, Friday, August 24, 2007, at Kingston Commons, under the care of Hospice Community Care.

Born January 2, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Adele (Cooper) Shields. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Shields; two sisters, Geraldine Heishman and Rita Shupp. He is survived by his son, Richard A. Shields Jr. and his wife, Jeanette; grandchildren, Hailey, Taylor and Christian; several nieces and nephews. Also left behind to mourn his death are two sisters, Mary Rose Thomas and Phyllis Bynon.

There will be no public services or visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the Auer Memorial Home & Cremation Services Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to rjthb1@yahoo.com.

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