John Shippee Jr.

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John Halsey Shippee Jr., 55, of Taneytown, MD died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Born March 7, 1960 in Patterson, NJ, he was the son of Frances (Madonna) Cole of Taneytown, formerly of Patterson, NJ, and the late John H. Shippee Sr. He was the husband of Melanie Shippee, they were together for 18 years. John was a Lieutenant with the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, where he served for 22 years. He was a member of Frizzellburg Bible Church, and Carroll County F.O.P. Lodge 20 in Westminster. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, riding his Harley, and watching Dallas Cowboys football. More than anything, he loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are son, Jesse Shippee of Taneytown; daughters, Alee Guthrie and husband Derek of Taneytown, Shelby Teehee and husband Ben of Mercersburg, PA, and Erin Shippee of Hanover, PA; brother, Kenneth Shippee and wife Kathy of Mt. Savage, MD; sister, Patricia Fontanna of Glen Burnie; grandchildren, Peyton Thomas and Ryleigh Teehee; several nieces and nephews; and his two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Banxs and Sage. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Frizzellburg Bible Church, 1905 Frizzellburg Rd, Westminster, MD, 21158, with Pastor Andrew Reisberg officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Taneytown, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll County F.O.P. Lodge 20, 359 Manchester Rd., Westminster, MD, 21157; Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue, Inc., c/o C. Baughman, Treasurer, P.O. Box 2187, Poquoson, VA, 23662; or to the Frizzellburg Bible Church at the above address. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com.



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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
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Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 17, 2015
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