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CHARLES DUNLAP SHRIVER


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CHARLES DUNLAP SHRIVER Obituary
Charles Dunlap Shriver died in his sleep at home on January 20, 2019. He was born on July 11th, 1930. to James and Louise Shriver. He was raised in Tuckahoe, New York and went to school there, until he left for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. He graduated from Princeton University with the class of 1953 having earned an engineering degree. After college, he joined the Navy and was stationed outside of London. .
In 1956 he married Jean Adair Milholland of Princeton, New Jersey, whom he'd known since college. They moved to Greenwich, Conn. where he worked for AMF as an engineer. In 1957, the two of them rode a freighter to Denmark and went youth hostelling in Europe for five months.
I(n 1963, with three young children, the Shrivers moved to Palos Verdes ,where Charlie worked for AMF, Bendix Corporation and McCray-Quinn Associates in Los Angeles.
Charlie loved his family and his friends. He had many interests and after retirement did a lot of volunteer work, including days of construction with Habitat for Humanity. He was an active man who loved to fix things, grow things and make things. He enjoyed sailing and was a member of the LA Yacht Club. He took up bicycling and rode with a group from St. Peters by the Sea Presbyterian Church. He also loved to sing and for many years was a member of St. Peters choir. He was enthusiastic about travel and together the Shrivers had many wonderful trips by boat, on foot and by bicycle.
Charlie was predeceased by his brother Jim. He leaves Jean, his wife of 62 years and three children. The eldest, Steve, and his wife, Marianne live next door in Portuguese Bend, His daughter Sarah lives in San Rafael, California and his son, Fred lives in Santa Barbara. There are also four wonderful grandchildren, Claire, Sam, Tim and Jeff Shriver who all live in the Los Angeles area.
Funeral arrangements are still pending. Eventually, courtesy of the Neptune Society,, Charlie's ashes will be scattered at sea.
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jan. 29, 2019
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