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CUMBERLAND Shawn David Harding, 26, of Cumberland, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Born July 25, 1991, he is the son of Shawn and Brenda (Steinmetz) Harding.
In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by his brother, Chad Steinmetz and Calli Wilt; his sister, Arika Guinn and husband, Jeramiah; his maternal grandfather, David Steinmetz; his paternal grandmother, Carrie Harding; and three nephews and five nieces. Shawn also named his soon to be born niece, Kyra Jean. He is also survived by his aunt, Peggy Sue Phillips and husband, Steve, along with several other aunts and uncles and many other loving family members as well as numerous friends.
Shawn was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Linda Steinmetz; and paternal grandfather, Patrick Harding
As a young boy, Shawn enjoyed Little League football where he played for the West Side Hunters. He also played church basketball for Church of God and Grace Ministries. Shawn was an amazing, fun, loving, kind, compassionate, giving person who will be sorely missed by all. He lit up the room and always had people laughing and smiling.
Shawn was a graduate of Fort Hill High School. He earned his Associates Degree from Pittsburgh Technological Institute.
He worked with his dad, who got him involved in the concrete business and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 453. More recently, Shawn had worked for Concrete General.
Shawn was raised in what is now called Kingdom Victory Church in Cumberland.
Shawn was an outdoorsman who loved camping, hunting, and fishing, and was active in every hobby he enjoyed doing.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Rodney K. Rhodes, officiating.
Interment will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Steinmetz, Jeramiah Guinn, Dallas Hockman, David Twigg, Ben Bolyard, and Craig Detrick.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Published on March 13, 2018
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