Paul E. Shellhammer
December 18, 1926 - April 9, 2018
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Thursday 4/12, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thursday 4/12, 8:00 pm
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street, (St. Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) , Chardon, OH, 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street, (St. Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) , Chardon, OH, 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Friday 4/13, 11:00 am
Friday 4/13, 11:00 am
Pineview Memorial Park
4049 Youngstown Road, Warren, Ohio, 44484
330-369-3186 | Map

Paul E. Shellhammer, Age 91, of Champion, formerly of Chesterland, passed away at his home on Monday, April 9, 2018. Paul was born on Buckeye St. in Warren, Ohio on December 18, 1926, to Elsie Darbaker and Charles Guy Shellhammer. As a lad, he attended Dickey Ave. School and later graduated from Warren G. Harding…

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Bill Herrick left a message on April 26, 2018:
~Was such a great influence on so many young musicians -and- an equally great teacher and mentor. ~Was a true asset to the WG school system. "From Work Comes Pleasure"!
Joseph Dozier left a message on April 24, 2018:
I am very sorry for ypur loss. Don't feel bad because at Act 24:15 gives heart warming hope. When the time comes the whole world will be like Isaiah 65:17-25. The best part about that time is the promise that Jehovah god gives at Revelation 21:3,4. So have hope for a wonderful future to come. For deeper information go to JW.org.
The Henck Family left a message on April 23, 2018:
He was one of a kind. My family was very lucky to know him as a teacher and a colleague.
Mary Hedrick left a message on April 13, 2018:
Sincere sympathy in the loss of Paul. A good man. I imagine the jubilee of another great musician added to the heavenly orchestra! God bless you Paul and may you continue to enjoy/play music.
Jim, Nancy, Susan, Dave and Bill Patterson left a message on April 12, 2018:
Mr. Shellhammer was an institution at West Geauga Schools. He commanded attention, taught many many students some of their first impressions of music, and had a lasting impression on those students as well as their parents. From those students have come many accomplished musicians as well as many more who have an appreciation of music because of him. We all appreciate his years of caring!
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Joe and Janie Donda left a message on April 11, 2018:
So sorry for your loss. Going to miss watching Paul working in the yard. He always had a smile and a wave for us. R.I.P. neighbor.
Dale Winkler left a message on April 11, 2018:
Mr. Shellhammer got me into music, too, and I am always thinking about him, for music is a big part of my life. Yes! "From work comes pleasure." - I can still hear him saying it, and I say it to my 10-year-old! I still have my flutophone from 4th grade at Northview/Lindsey Elementary, back in 1976. Trombone, too! He liked that I wore my Cub Scout uniform proudly. Many of us hung on his every word. I know I did. "I'm not angry. I'm concerned" he'd say when the class was restless. He made a big impression on me. His memory will live on in many of us. "The top note tells how many beats in each measure. The bottom note tells what kind of note gets one beat." Thank you, Mr. Shellhammer. You made a positive difference in many, many lives. As you showed us back in 4th grade for high praise, I bow while applauding you. Well done, sir!
Jean Ann Burgener left a message on April 10, 2018:
Paul Shellhammer had a big influence on my life. He introduced music into it in a big way. From 4th grade flutophone playing a tribute to George M. Cohan to marching band in high school, his encouragement and instruction always produced a superior performance. His motto to his students "From work comes pleasure" still is a part of my life. I was also able to know Paul outside of school and was proud to introduce him to my children. He will be greatly missed in this world but he certainly left us with a beautiful gift.
Carol Knepp left a message on April 10, 2018:
I have fond memories of band camp and learning to play the oboe with Mr. Shellhammer. I was fortunate to see him at a class reunion in 2011. He was an awesome teacher and a wonderful person. He will be missed by so many thankful students.
Rob Cintron left a message on April 10, 2018:
Mr. Shellhammer is one of the reasons I had a successful career as a band director. From the glimmer in his eye to the coat hung the exact same way so the students would know it was band day, Iearned from him. He directed my father at Christ Presbyterian Church, with musical success. I have thought if him weekly for many years and treasure my time with him
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