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Bruce H. Shankin of Upper Black Eddy, PA, 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