Richard L. “Rick” Shankweiler, 53, of Slatington, formerly of Macungie, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Janet M. (Weaver) Shankweiler of Macungie.

Born in Allentown, November 4, 1958, Rick was the son of Joan K. (McConnell) Hausman and stepson of Leonard C. Hausman with whom he resided. He was employed as an estimator at Atlas Machining & Welding Company, Northampton.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, and parents; daughters, Rebecca L. Williams and her husband, Matthew and Sarah A. Shankweiler, both of Emmaus; sister, Kathleen A. Cymbor and her husband, David, of Corona, California; grandchildren, Elli, Alex, Shiloh, Desirae and Danae.

Service: A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2012 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville with Pastor Larry Roth officiating. No calling hours.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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sorry for your loss

michael kingcaid    02-17-2012

Joan I'm so sorry about Rick I don't know if you remember me but Rick,Joe Nagy and me were the best of friends in our teens and through High School I got chance to talk to Rick a few years ago and it seemed like he was doing good.once again my condolences to you and Cathy Mike Kingcaid Donna and Susie

Rosalie and Sam Morgan    02-18-2012

Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Rosalie and Sam Morgan

I love you more!

Rebecca Lynne    02-19-2012

Daddy, words can't describe who and what you are to me. You dedicated your life to raising us. You taught us so much and did more in 34 years for me than most dads do in a lifetime. You were an amazing son, brother, husband, father and grandpa. I rest easy knowing that you have found peace in Heaven. Although I know I will see you again, I will miss seeing your smiley cheeks, your huge hugs, kisses, and the way you would tear up when you said "I love you". Until we hug again... -Becki, Matt, Elli, Alex, Shiloh, Desirae and Danae

You are home.... Rick......

Tom Engleman    02-19-2012

I worked with Rich at Atlas Machining & Welding Inc......we exchanged Christian views in addition to Industrial views. I know Rick's faith was strong and that he is now at rest and "Home". Rest in Gods care.

Joan Anastasi    02-20-2012

I was so shocked and completely caught off guard with the disturbing news of Rick's passing. You see, I was hired by Rick at BVI the same day he interviewed me. He had a personality that one could not say no to. It was a pleasure to work with him and to know him. My sincere condolences to the family on your loss.

Jean winter dillensnyder    02-20-2012

During the late 60's I lived next door to Rick and his family. We used to climb out the second floor windows to sit on the roof to watch what was happening on 18th street. We were silly 10 year old kids that were fearless. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

close friend

Mary schenkel    02-20-2012

Words cannot express how much you have meant to me and how much I treasured our friendship. I truly loved you as only good friends can. I will really miss you, but you will be in my heart forever. Till we met in Heaven again,I will always love you!

John Repsher    02-21-2012

My condolences to the family.

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