Gale L. Shields, 64, Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in San Tan Valley, Ariz.
He was born April 1, 1947, in Indiana, a son of the late Lynn Shields and Velma (Gowin) of Glen Campbell.
June 4, 1966, he married Donna (Filler) Shields, who survives.
Mr. Shields attended the Canoe Ridge Church of God and was a member of the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534.Â He earned his B.S. in education from Slippery Rock University, where he also played baseball for four years.
He still holds a record there for catching his senior year with no errors.
He taught health and physical education for 33 years at Punxsutawney Area High School.
His love of baseball led him on a tour to visit all of the major league baseball parks.
Mr. Shields also enjoyed golfing, playing the guitar and spending the winters in Arizona with his family.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a daughter, Kimberly Kimmel of Chandler;Â a son, Brent Shields of Chandler; two grandchildren, Brayden and Rylan Shields of Chandler; and two brothers, Gary Shields of Punxsutawney, and Gene Shields,Â of Superior, Colo.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at the funeral home with Pastor Earl Flick officiating.
Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Rossiter.
Memorials can be made to the Union Cemetery Association, Box 127, Rossiter, Pa. 15772.