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Frederick C. Shively

November 4, 1938 — January 29, 2023

Frederick Charles Shively


November 4, 1938 -  January  29, 2023


Frederick Charles Shively, formerly of Fairfax, Virginia, entered into rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in his sleep on January 29, 2023 at the St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospice Care Center in Jacksonville, Florida.


Born on November 4, 1938 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Fred was the son of the late Elizabeth S. Shively (Hawkins) and Charles H. Shively, both of whom preceded him in death. Fred was also preceded in death by a brother, John W. Shively, a sister, Betty Jane O’Donnell and his wife, Ruth. He is survived by four brothers: James Shively (Anne) of Carlisle, PA; Robert Shively (Judy) of Shippensburg, PA; Thomas Shively (Dorothy) of Mt. Holly Springs, PA; David Shively (Susan) of Shippensburg, PA, as well as four sisters: Mary Ann Venner of Chambersburg, PA; Sally M. Phelps (Henry) of Grosse Ile, Michigan; Kathleen E. Hanlin, and Nancy V. Shively, both of Chambersburg, PA. Fred is also survived by one daughter, Dr. Rebekah R. Shively of Middleburg, Florida, and one grandson, Michael F.C. Bliss of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.


Fred graduated from Big Spring High School in Newville, PA in 1956 before enlisting into the United States Air Force. During his time in service he was stationed in Texas, Idaho, Washington, and finally abroad in Tachikawa, Japan. Fred served with honor and distinction as a specialist statistical clerk and was discharged from the 315th Air Division of the Pacific in July of 1960.


On December 24, 1960, he met the love of his life, Ruth V. Sheaffer and they were married on June 24, 1961. Fred and Ruth were married for 57 years until her death in 2018. After his separation from service Fred obtained his real estate license and served as one of Northern Virginia’s premier real estate professionals with various brokerages, among them: Routh Robbins/Coldwell Banker, Town & Country Properties, ReMax/Executex, and Weichart Realtors until his retirement in 2006.


Fred was a member of Good Samaritan Anglican Church, Middleburg, Florida, and was previously a member of Grace Anglican, Fleming Island, Florida, Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax, Virginia, and Snyder’s United Methodist Church, New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania. Interment will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 2:30pm with military honors, with a memorial placed also, at Snyder’s Cemetery, New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania.




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Monday, February 6, 2023

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