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Claude Shiflet

Claude J. "Jack" Shiflet Jr.

Thursday, September 15th, 1921 - Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Dr. Claude J. Shiflet, Jr. (Jack) passed away on May 11, 2019 at the age of 97 in Annapolis, MD.
He was born to the late Claude Jackson Shiflet and Elise Ryals Shiflet on September 15th, 1921 in Wilmington, VA. Claude grew up in Washington, DC graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1939. He married Margaret L. Scott in 1944 while attending Georgetown University School of Dentistry and then graduated in 1946. After graduation, he was commissioned in the Army Dental Corps, served 2 years at Fort Clayton General Hospital in the Canal Zone and was discharged in 1948 as an Army Captain.
Claude practiced dentistry for 50 years in Washington DC and retired in 1996. He was active in the local civic associations and past President of the Sumner Citizens Association and Vice President of the Westmoreland Citizens Association. Claude and Margaret resided in Bethesda, MD for 52 years and moved in 2002 to Heritage Harbor in Annapolis, MD.
Claude has been a member of the 6th Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC since 1946, serving as a Deacon and Elder. He was a life member of the DC Dental Society and belonged to the Washington Dental Study Club and the Dental Progress Study Club.
Claude loved life and enjoyed boating, fishing, snow skiing, motorcycles and even built and flew his own ultra-light aircraft. He remained active even at 97, riding his 10-speed bike every day to “check on the neighbors”.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret and his 2 sisters Francis Peterson and Louise Wright. He leaves behind his 2 children Dr. Dennis Shiflet of Bethesda, MD and Mrs. Claudia Edgar of Davidsonville, MD; 5 grandchildren-Michael, Brian, Jonathan, and Christopher Edgar and Jennifer Shiflet; and 2 great grandsons-Logan and Jackson Edgar.
A Celebration of Claude's Life will be held at Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 10 am until his funeral service begins at 11 am. A private burial service will be held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home - Edgewater
    Address
    2973
    SOLOMONS ISLAND RD
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
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  • Service

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home - Edgewater
    Address
    2973
    SOLOMONS ISLAND RD
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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JOYCE SHUE

Posted at 12:29am
Deepest sympathy to your family on your loss. My husband and I spoke to Dr. Shiflet on numerous occasions at the pizza eatery at the Annapolis Mall. We enjoyed talking to him and I especially listening to his stories of his younger life. I found him to be a remarkable and accomplished person. He spoke several times of his wife who had predeceased him. For the past several months we had missed seeing him and now know the reason.
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Posted at 09:38am
May God's love comfort you during this time. With sympathy. Love, Randy and family
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Posted at 10:18pm
Dear Dennis and Claudia, our sympathy for your family. Your dad had a full and long life, may he rest in graceful, eternal peace.
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Posted at 07:18pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Dr. Robert B. Taylor

Posted at 05:20pm
Your dad had a wonderful life and will be missed. Sincerely Bob and Suzanne Taylor
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