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Charles W. Shifler, 76

September 26, 2009

MAY 26, 1933-SEPT. 24, 2009

BOONSBORO - Charles W. Shifler, 76, of Boonsboro, Md., died suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born May 26, 1933, he was the son of the late Shirley S. and Mary Ellen (Easterday) Shifler.

Mr. Shifler retired in 1993 from the National Institutes of Health, where he was employed as a laboratory technician.

Charles was a lifelong member of Benevola United Methodist Church near Boonsboro.

He was a member of the Farm Bureau, the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees.

Charles was an avid gardener. He loved to travel, having visited all 50 states and some overseas destinations.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley L. (Flair) Shifler of Boonsboro; one daughter, Debra L. and her husband, Ed Haislip, of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Elfleta Reeder of Boonsboro; two brothers, James E. and Woodrow Shifler, both of Boonsboro; and many nieces and nephews.

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Charles was preceded in death by one brother, Siebert S. Shifler.

A funeral ceremony will be Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. John H. Dean will officiate. Interment will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at 9 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Online condolences may be offered at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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