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David C. Shirey, 77

July 25, 2007

DEC. 30, 1929-JULY 22, 2007

CENTREVILLE, Md. - David C. Shirey, 77, of Centreville, died Sunday, July 22, 2007.

Born Dec. 30, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James Jacob Shirey and Mabel Ponesmith Shirey.

He was a 1948 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He worked as an electrical engineer at Honeywell, Inc. in Annapolis for more than 25 years.

He was a member of the Engineer Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi.

He had previously attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Annapolis, Lighthouse Community Church in Federalsburg, Md., and was attending Covenant Family Church in Wye Mills, Md.

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He was a member of the board of directors for Youth for Christ in Talbot and Queen Anne's counties.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Jane Schmick Shirey; three sons, John David Shirey of Gaithersburg, Md., Paul M. Shirey of Fairfax, Va., and Philip J. Shirey; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Pastor Scott Connell will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Md.

Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Covenant Family Church, P.O. Box 472, Denton, MD 21629; or Lee Short Ministries, P.O. Box 3069, Humble, TX 77347.

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