DALLAS — Charles Augustus Shea III, of Dallas and Lake Nuangola, son of the late Charles A. Shea Jr. and Grace Kehoe Shea, passed away on March 7, 2014, due to complications from multiple myeloma.
Charlie touched many lives with his quiet compassion and unyielding belief that everyone deserves respect and fair treatment. With his great sense of humor, Charlie brought joy and laughter to all who knew him.
A graduate of Brown University and Villanova Law School, he practiced law in the Wyoming Valley for 41 years, first with his father, the Honorable Charles A. Shea Jr., and his uncles, Neville and James Shea; and with his friend and brother-in-law, the Honorable A. Richard Caputo.
In addition to his professional life, Charlie also served in many volunteer roles. He was a past president of the Nuangola Lake Association and a past chairman of the Nuangola Sewer Authority.
His most important roles were as a beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 44 years and high school sweetheart, Sally Lowe Shea; his son, Matthew Neville Shea, Boston; his daughter, Molly Shea VanDerMeid, Chicago; his daughter-in-law, Jamie Shea, and son-in-law, Jeremy VanDerMeid; his six grandchildren, Kaitlin, Shea Elise, Hollis, Callie and Charles; and his sisters, Rosemary Caputo, Shavertown, and Sarah Mason, Exeter, N.H.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Charlie and Sally want to thank Dr. James Brady for his skill and compassion, the entire team at the Henry Cancer Center and the wonderful women from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
The Shea family will receive friends 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown, PA 18708; or Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.