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Charles F. "Charlie" Shawver

August 13, 1939 — March 27, 2024


Charles Fogleman "Charlie" Shawver, 84, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, MD. He was the loving husband of Carol Shawver. They were married nearly 62 years. 
Born on August 13, 1939, in Dickerson, MD on the family farm, he was the son of the late Audry J. Shawver and Carrie (Steele) Shawver. 
After attending Poolesville High School, he entered military service with the United States Army. He jumped out of planes many times before ever landing in one. After his military service, he began a career with the Federal Government, first working at NIH then Ft. Detrick and wrapping up his career at NIST retiring at age 55 in 1994 after 32 years of service. 
He enjoyed being outdoors, his yard and garden were legendary works of perfection. He was a lifelong hunter and traveled the USA and Canada chasing elk, bear and mule deer with his good friends. His favorite was wild turkey hunting, he once held the Maryland State record for a wild turkey and was so proud he had a full mount created, his beloved black Labrador "Bear" decided to eat the mount one night shredding it to pieces. Whether he was mowing the yard, hunting, playing golf or bowling Charlie was always on the move and the life of any party. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Wendy Addington and husband, Mike, of Frederick; son, Charles Robert "Bob" Shawver and wife, Renee, of Woodsboro; three grandchildren, Ryan Addington, Kasey Shawver and Danielle Shawver; his brother, Audry Jackson "Jack" Shawver, Jr., and his nieces and nephews. 
Charlie was predeceased by his grandson, Kyle Addington; a brother, John William Shawver; and his sister, Barbara Ann Shawver. 
The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, April 1, 2024 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD. 
Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick. Officiating will be the Rev. Tim May. 
If desired, Memorial donations may be made to the FSK American Legion Post 11, 1450 Taney Ave,, Frederick, MD 21702; or to Frederick Health Hospice, Attn: Kline Hospice House, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701. 
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Service Schedule

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Monday, April 1, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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