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Michael A. Shankin

Obituary for Michael A. Shankin

June 29, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Michael A. Shankin, 38, of Philadelphia, passed away on June 29, 2017. Husband of the late Emily Wortmann and son of the late Alan and Arleen (nee Hartman) Shankin. Loving father to Hailey and Addison. Dear brother of Marc (Alexis). Son-in-law of Bruce and Cheri Wortmann. Brother-in-law of Adam (Alessandra) Wortmann and Sarah (Shaun) Hicks. Devoted uncle of Elliana Ferranto and Allison, Marc, and Brandon Shankin; Matthew and Abigail Hicks; and Andrew and Alan Wortmann. Also surviving are his loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mike was the most kind, generous and loving person one could know. He loved family and family life. His girls, Hailey and Addison, were his whole world. He was a terrific and attentive dad. He loved holidays and the time he spent with his girls and all his nieces and nephews. He was an avid basketball enthusiast. It was on the basketball court where Mike bonded with his best friends, Nick Dominello and the late Rob Eisen. His signature look was a backwards hat and a gold chain with his badge number worn around his neck. He loved participating in fantasy football leagues and the world had to stop while the Philadelphia Eagles were playing.

Mike graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy in 2000. His first assignment was in the 24th district. Later he served in the 19th, and 2nd districts. His last assignment was at the Academy. He loved his work and the people he served with in each of his assignments.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Mike's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Starting 5:00PM and to participate in his Memorial Service 7:00PM at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154. Interment will be private.

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