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Bruce Shankin

Bruce H. Shankin

April 21, 1959 - December 19, 2019
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Bruce H. Shankin of Upper Black Eddy passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the age of 60.

He was the beloved husband of Maria Palmer Shankin and the devoted father of Griffin and Marin.

Born in Philadelphia PA, he was the son of Frances Levin Shankin and Leon Shankin.

He graduated from George School in Newtown, PA and Antioch College in Ohio.

Bruce was the founder of the Green Building Collaborative and was involved in sustainable building. He studied integrated design at Boston Architectural College. Bruce loved to play the guitar and sing in the choir at George School.
He enjoyed time with his family and friends and his dog Caine.

He was an active member of the Solebury Friends Meeting and the George School Choir.

In addition to his wife Maria and children, Bruce is survived by his loving sister Wendy Shankin-Cohen and brother Alan M. Shankin as well as his sister-in-law Donna Shankin, brothers-in-law Mark and Matthew Palmer and Dr. Harvey Cohen and loving nieces and nephews, Jill ,John and Anthony Marchione, Larisa Shankin Cusato, Ty, Remington and Lincoln Cohen, Kiley and Kennedy Cusato, and Mia, John, Harper, Emma and Lola Gibson.

A Celebration of Life in honor of Bruce is planned for the spring of 2020.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Send condolences to www.varcoethomasfuneralhome.com
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Posted at 09:55am
We first got to know Bruce through Lia at the Green Living Center in Lambertville. We were planning some renovations for which we wanted to use sustainable materials and building practices. Lia recommended Bruce. For two difficult projects Bruce did a wonderful job. We found him to be warm , considerate, knowledgeable and determined to "make it right" as he would say. We enjoyed being in his company, learning about his family and his commitment to doing right by the environment. We wish that we could have gotten to know him better. We were quite saddened to learn of his need for a new heart. Bruce, you are missed.
With sincere gratitude for having the pleasure to have known Bruce, even a little. He won't be soon forgotten.
Nancy & Bill Sultzer

Ivy Lyons

Posted at 08:58am
Thinking of you & wishing you & your family find comfort in all the great memories shared with Bruce.
Ivy & Rick Lyons

Michael Agnew

Posted at 06:40pm
I was really sorry to hear this news. I first met Bruce when he was with the Center Club back in the 1980s. I would see him periodically over the years. I truly admired his intelligence and entrepreneurial spirit. I last saw him at Giant within the past year, with his children and he was lovingly embracing his son while standing in line. He was very kind and a great guy.

Michael Agnew

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