Dorothy J. Shade, 86

August 15, 2011
  • Dorothy Jane Shade
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MARCH 4, 1925-AUG. 14, 2011

Dorothy Jane Shade, 86, of 11 Redwood Circle in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Wednesday, March 4, 1925, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Grim and the late Mary Katherine Nossett Grim.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lee Shade, in 1971.

She graduated from Handley High School in Winchester in 1943.

She was employed by Wright-Gardner Insurance, retiring in 1988 after 25 years of service.

Dorothy was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Cumberland Valley Insurance Women and the Blue Ridge Claims Association.

She also was an avid bird-watcher, and enjoyed reading and traveling.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna L. Linn of Hagerstown; son, Michael S. Shade and wife, Lisa, of Fayetteville, Pa.; granddaughter, Tracie L. Friend and husband, Steve, of Smithsburg, Md.; grandson, Eric D. Linn and wife, Anne, of Smithsburg; granddaughter, Denise P. Spencer and husband, Shae'm, of Hanover, Md.; grandson, Brian J. Shade of Waynesboro, Pa.; great-granddaughter, Jessica L. Friend of Smithsburg; great-grandson, Tyler D. Linn of Smithsburg; great-grandson, Austin M. Linn of Smithsburg; great-grandson, Ryan A. Linn of Smithsburg; great-grandson, Blake W. Linn of Smithsburg; great-grandson, Zachary M. Linn of Smithsburg; great-grandson, Shae'm C. Spencer of Hanover; great-granddaughter, Katherine G. Spencer of Hanover; great-grandson, Ty J. Spencer of Hanover; and niece, Earlene Fahey of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Earl D. Grim, Austin H. Grim and Robert D. Grim; and a granddaughter, Laura E. Shade.

Services will be Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Clark D. Carr officiating.

Interment will be Thursday, Aug. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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