Shawn D. Whitsell

January 4, 1972 ~ February 26, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Shawn Whitsell Obituary

ELDRED — Shawn D. Whitsell, 51, of Slack Hollow, passed away on Sunday (Feb. 26, 2023) at the Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital.  

Born on Jan. 4th, 1972, he was the son of Robert and Bonnie Smith Whitsell. On June 02, 2018, at the Duke Center United Methodist Church, he married his wife Marsha Blessing Whitsell, who survives.  

Shawn was a 1990 graduate of the Otto-Eldred High School, and then went on to become a mechanic and handyman, he could fix anything. He loved hunting fishing, boating, driving race cars, working in the garage and fixing things for his friends and family. Shawn loved spending time with his wife and his many pets, and he especially loved his favorite dog Ms. Magoo.  

Surviving in addition to his wife are his parents, Robert and Bonnie Whitsell of Eldred; one son, Christopher Maluchnik; one daughter, Heidi (Ronnie Ohlsson) Elliot; two brothers, Jason (Jhel) Whitsell, and Robin (Rachel) Whitsell; one granddaughter, Sophia Benson; two nephews, TJ and John, and one niece, Morgan.  

Preceding him in death is one son, Edward Maluchnik in 2019.  

Friends and family are invited to attend visitation held on Thursday (March 2, 2023) at the Duke Center United Methodist Church from 4 to 6 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held immediately following at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Beth Rossler, pastor of the church, officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA. 

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March 2, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Duke Center United Methodist Church
26 Oil Valley Rd.
Duke Center, Pennsylvania 16729

Funeral Service
March 2, 2023

6:00 PM
Duke Center United Methodist Church
26 Oil Valley Rd.
Duke Center, Pennsylvania 16729


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