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Dr. William David Shepard Ph.D.

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Dr. William David Shepard, PhD

Dr. William Shepard, PhD, age 84, of Bethany Beach, DE died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Somerville, MA on October, 2, 1929, son of the late George E. and Anne V. (Sheehan) Shepard.

Dr. Shepard was a 1954 graduate of Catholic University of America. He taught math and science at various high schools before obtaining a Master's Degree and PhD in Education Administration at New York University. He belonged to the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier for 35 years. Dr. Shepard held positions as Assistant Principal and Principal at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, NJ for 13 years. He also worked as a Director of Financial Affairs and Associate Professor of Mathematics at St. Thomas Aquinas University for19 years. In his retirement, Dr. Shepard was a volunteer for CASA as well as serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of The Salt Pond Homeowners Association and an active member of The Salt Pond Golf club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, May Shepard; two step-sons: Robert W. Bullard of Newton, NJ and Donald E. Bullard, Jr. and his wife Catherine of Stafford, VA; four grandchildren: Amanda, Rebecca, Deanna and Leah; two nieces: Jennifer Shepard and Jocelyn Gentile and her husband Tom; and two nephews: Jamie Shepard and his wife Caramia and John Shepard and his wife Ann Marie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM with Father Ralph Castelow officiating at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, where friends may call beginning at 12:00 Noon. Friends may also call on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, 34874 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View, DE. Interment will immediately follow Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, DE.

Please visit Dr. Shepard's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at

Published in The News Journal on Feb. 8, 2014
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