Age 100, of Churchill, passed away peacefully in Florida on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Beloved husband of 30 years to Doris Clarke Shepherd and the late Jean Thompson Shepherd; beloved father of Sandy (Tad) Floto, James Dee Shepherd, Tom (Michele) Shepherd, and Sue (Scott) Graham; loving stepfather of Sandra (Patrick) Kearney, Tina (Nicholas) Galli, Douglas (Gina) Clarke, and James Clarke; grandfather of Jennifer, Samantha, Katie, Jonathan, Andrew, Krystina, Meghan, Emily, Bailey, Carly, Matt, Ben, and McClane; also two great- grandchildren. Dee grew up in Ogden, UT, where he drove a dump-truck and worked in the quarries. As a young man, he enjoyed swimming and hiking. He was a Navy WWII
veteran, and was stationed in a PT Boat Squadron on the island of Tulaghi in the Soloman Islands, where he fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal. A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, he graduated from George Washington University with a degree in engineering. He was a longtime employee of Mason, Shaver and Rhodes; Westinghouse Corp.; and Parker Hunter. Dee was still active and a founding member of Churchill Rotary Club
. He was a member for 75 years at the Edgewood Country Club, where he golfed, played gin, and made many lifelong friends. He was known for his joke telling, story telling, and love of card games. He also enjoyed going to parties, CLO, and spending time with his family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made in Dee's name to Churchill Wilkins Rotary Club, Alston Insurance Agency, 3301 William Penn Hwy., Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Arrangements entrusted to WOLFE MEMORIAL, INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 412-731-5001.
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb