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Charles A. Shepherd, Jr.  

Charles A. Shepherd, Jr.

September 9, 1946-July 3, 2017

Charles A. Shepherd, Jr., age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington on September 9, 1946, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Alice (Franks) Shepherd, Sr. Charlie graduated from Salesianum School in 1964 and later joined the Army National Guard. He made his career as an owner and operator of CMS Supply Company in New Castle, retiring after 22+ years of service. Charlie was an avid Salesianum and Notre Dame sports fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Joan Morris and Charlene Shepherd. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ruth Ann (Glanden) Shepherd; sons, Charles A. Shepherd, III (Christine) and Michael P. Shepherd (Deanna), both of New Castle; sister, Barbara Crothers of North East, MD; and many nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Gabriel, July 4, 2017

    To the Shepherd family, please accept my sincere condolences. The pain we experience when we lose someone close is unnatural. But it is comforting that our heavenly father promises to do something about it (1 Corinthians 15:26). A positive thought to reflect on is the future hope that he extends to all (John 5:28,29).

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  2. Peggy S. Venci, July 4, 2017

    I am so sadden by Charlie’s passing. I will miss our conversations and hearing his opinions and comments on things that we would talk about. I will remember him as a loving caring father and devoted husband. I will miss him and remember him in my heart forever.
    I am thankful to have him as my brother in law!!

    Love,
    Sue

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  3. Maryann Fischer, July 5, 2017

    Dear Ruth Ann,
    There are no words to express the sadness We feel in our hearts for you and your family. Thinking of you and Charlie and sending healing prayers your way. God bless.
    In sympathy and friendship, Maryann & Bob

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  4. Kathy Gordon, July 5, 2017

    Ruth & Family, My dear friend. My heart goes out to you & your family at this difficult time. Charlie was such a great guy. A loving husband & father. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. To you Ruth. You were such a devoted and loving wife to Charlie. You were his guardian angel. I’m sure he is smiling down on you with gratitude for taking such good care of him for all those years. GOD BLESS YOU❤️

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  5. Jim Leonard, July 6, 2017

    Chip my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your dad Rest In Peace and your family be comforted.

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  6. Pat Hemphill, July 6, 2017

    Ruth and family: So sorry to read about Charlie’s passing. He was a GREAT guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time. I’m sure he is watching over you. God bless!

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  7. Gary Embert, July 6, 2017

    Ruth, I am sorry for your loss. It is said, God has special plans for each of us, and I am sure he does for your husband. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. God Bless, Gary

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  8. john lodge, July 6, 2017

    Chip and family,

    Sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. May the fond memoires that you have of your dad, and of a life well lived, help to comfort you during this difficult time. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    John Lodge
    Lewes, DE

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  9. Ray Weingartner, July 6, 2017

    Ruth Ann, Chip,and Mike,
    So sorry to hear about Charlies passing. He had a very tough road and you guys were always there for him. He is at peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. Ann Marie casey, July 7, 2017

    Ruth Ann and Family, My prayers and love to you at this difficult time. With faith and hope in the goodness of Our Lord, I believe He will guide you safely with His love and healing grace.

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  11. Your classmates, July 7, 2017

    Chas,
    When it was your time
    God opened up His Door
    To our deceased Salesian Brother
    from the Class of ’64.

    Forever in our memory, always in our prayers.

    Requiescat in pace,
    The Salesianum Class of 1964
    Tenui Nec Dimittam

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  12. Joanne F Kolod, July 7, 2017

    Ruth and family I am so sorry for your loss. Charley was such a wonderfully man. He always made me laugh. He will be missed.

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  13. Joanne Glanden, July 7, 2017

    Ruth and boys,
    There are no words that will make it “all better”.
    Both George and I will miss that smile that greeted us when we came to visit. His chair may be empty, but his spirit lives on in so many things. He was a very special person to so many.
    We will miss him❤️.

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  14. John Bolinski, July 8, 2017

    Dear Ruth
    Our sincere condolences on Charlies’ passing. He was a special member of the Ruth Street gang and one outstanding catcher on our baseball team.

    A recent search of family photos showed one of Charlie, Joey Catalina, my sister Sandy, and I at age 9,
    taking a refreshing dip in our “Howdy Doody” inflatable pool. What great memories. I also came across a picture of Charlie in his tuxedo at our wedding in 1965. One handsome dude.

    Our best to you and your family.
    John and Martie Bolinski
    North East, MD

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  15. Carol Berster, July 9, 2017

    Ruth, Chip and Mike: Fran and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember all of you fondly. We pray that God will give you comfort in this very sad time. Frank and Kris send their condolences too. God bless you always

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