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Philip Timothy Shatto

August 28, 1966February 20, 2021

Philip Timothy Shatto, 54, passed away on Friday February 20, 2021. Born in Harrisburg, PA, to the late Grant and Mary (Hoon) Shatto, he graduated from West Perry High School. Surviving Philip is his loving wife Amber (DiRocco) Shatto; his children, Austin Shatto (Wife, Courtnee Shatto, grandchildren Emily, Buddy and RaeLynn), Arron Shatto, Felicity Taylor and Markus Shatto. He was the youngest of 7 children and grew up in Shermansdale, Pa. He was a skilled craftsman and spent his whole career in the residential construction industry, building beautiful family homes. Philip loved the outdoors, especially bow hunting and salmon fishing. He had a cabin in Potter County he frequented with his buddies. There was no running water, strategically no cell service (for the wives to get ahold of them), but there was cable TV for football. In the later years, we’re not sure how much hunting actually occurred, as there were no deer brought home, but there were plenty of empty beer bottles. He was a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan of the Steelers and Pirates. He made several special trips with his sons, Austin and Arron, to attend the games live and even have a “Shatto” brick behind home plate at PNC Park. Philip was a kind and gentle soul with a witty sense of humor. He had a knack for making everyone laugh, even while making fun of you. He loved to torture his family with his cheesy dad jokes. “Does it smell like updog to you in here?” he would say. When replying, “What is updog?” he would smile and say, “Not much dog, what’s up with you?” And while you wanted to roll your eyes and walk away, you couldn’t help but laugh and smile. Phil gave the best hugs and you felt loved and protected when he embraced you with his strong arms. He was an amazing husband, and an even more amazing father. He spent countless hours coaching soccer and baseball with his boys, Austin and Arron as they grew up. With his daughter, Felicity, he carved out special time to take her on dates out to dinner and to movies. And with his youngest son. Markus, they were inseparable. They often snuck to McDonald’s against his wife’s wishes, built forts inside and out, and played endless hours of trains and Legos. He was deeply loyal and committed to his friends and family. If you were in trouble or need you could count on Philip to be there to help with no questions asked. To say he will be missed is an understatement, but he will live on forever in all of our hearts and memories. His spirit shines through the beauty of his children and grandchildren and we will cherish all the time we all got to spend with Philip. A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday February 27, 2021 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 397 Bridgeport Road, Landisburg, Pa 17040. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 pm. Burial arrangements will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prevent Suicide PA,


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Philip Timothy Shatto

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Diana Vanpelt

February 24, 2021

Amber, Felicity and Markus,
Phillip was such a good ,kind, and loving man , his welcoming smile always made us feel good. Matteo always enjoyed time spent with Phillip, you , Felicity and Markus . Your memories with him will be what keeps him close . Cherish them . His beautiful soul lives on . Rest In Peace dear Phillip , you will never be forgotten .
Love, Diana, Rodney and Matteo

Herb Houck

February 24, 2021

I had the honor of working with Phil for20 + years at Penn Harris const. Most thoughtful and honorable man I know! You will forever be missed Sissy Boy! Our condolences go out to the family

Sister Wan

February 24, 2021

Dear Amber, thank you for being an amazing wife to Philip and a wonderful mother to Philip and your children. You have so much strength through this but remember to allow yourself to grieve any way you feel to do so and encourage your children to do the same. It's okay not to be okay right now. Share with friends and family just how broken your heart is 💔. Dear Philip, Just wanted to say I love you so much and will miss you always. I thought when we lost Mommy to death that my heart had no where else to break but losing you broke the two halves into a million pieces and such heartache to my soul. I will end with that each night I will look up to the sky and when I see a shooting star I'll know you are trying to do an Evel Knievel stunt through the heavens. 😍 My love to you all, Wan (Philip always called me this)❤️

Bobbi joe Snyder

February 24, 2021

I am so sorry to all the family. He was such a amazing person. Had the prettiest smile and loved his hugs! Many years i was able to work around him, i will forever be thankful for that and to call him my friend. Love you phil! ❤❤🙏🙏

Cy Pisanick

February 24, 2021

I worked with Phil for several years at Garman Builders. He was a great guy, always smiling. He was the type of person you liked as soon as you met him. Simply put, he just had a nice way about him that was contagious.

I will truly miss him!

~Cy Pisanick

Blanche Sharpe

February 24, 2021

Amber so sorry for your and the children’s loss. I’ll miss him dearly when especially when he would come over to see all his grandchildren he would give me a hug and always “ how you doing Me Maw”. I will miss that. Bless you and the family keep your strength and my prayers are with you .

Kurt Christie

February 24, 2021

Amber, My condolences to you and your family. I very sorry for your loss.


February 23, 2021

My condolences to the family. Lots of great memories I will cherish forever. Raising a glass my friend.

Melinda Whire

February 22, 2021

May you rest easy friend. You and Amber are wonderful friends. Prince will forever remind me of you! One of my favorite memories is dancing Out to “kiss” With you 15 years ago at some bar downtown. That was such a fun night. Good times!
Love, Melinda and Jeff