Joseph M. Shears

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Joseph Michael Shears, 75, of Woodstock, died Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2014, at Gilchrist Hospice Care Center.

He worked for Baltimore Gas and Electric as a cabinet maker for more than 30 years and continued his passion for woodworking in retirement. He was actively involved with St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poplar Springs, and was a charter and honored member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10525.

Surviving are siblings Veronica Lack and Dolores Carney; a niece, Deborah Blankenship; a nephew, Sean Carney; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Viewing and visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of a Mass of Christian burial, 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1125 St. Michael's Road, Mount Airy, with the Rev. Michael Ruane officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Joe Shears Endowment Fund for St. Michael's Church, 1125 St. Michael's Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 20, 2014
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