Michael Shipley

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Michael Joseph Shipley, 85, of Westminster, MD passed away peacefully on April 3, 2018 at Westminster Ridge. Born October 23, 1932 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary Cramer Shipley. Michael served in the US Army during the Korean conflict in 1953-1955. Returning to the Maryland Institute College of Art where he achieved his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and then later returning to obtain his Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He started his art teaching career in 1956, at Catonsville Junior High School. He was the head of the Art Department at the opening of Arbutus Junior High School in 1958. Michael went on to teach art at Ellicott City Junior High, Glenwood Middle, and Wild Lake High School in Howard County. He retired from teaching at Northwest Middle School in Carroll County in 1980. Michael bred and raised Morgan horses from 1976-2006. He bought his first horse, HRH Marionette, a 6-month-old filly at a Gettysburg horse auction and kept her until she died in 2006. He registered 19 horses under his prefix. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara J. Shipley, a son Michael Mark and daughter in law Marian of Westminster, MD, their children Stephen, Kayla and Mary Shipley. Daughter Michele and son in law Jan Klika from the Czech Republic, their children Thomas, Samuel, Peter, Dane and Jeremy. Daughter Stephanie and son in law Timothy Zielke of Portland, OR, and their children Benjamin, Margeaux, Alec and Seth Lippmann. Son Matthew W. and daughter in law Christine of Allison Park, PA. As well as three grandchildren Jaime, Samuel and Rose Klika. He is also survived by his brother James C. Shipley of Springfield, VA. And sister Linda DiGiulio of Katy, TX. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 5th from 6-8 PM at the Historical Chapel at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Highway, Frederick where a service will be held on Friday, April 6th at 2 PM with Pastor Kevin Clementson officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Morgan Horse Association at www.morganhorse.com or 4066 Shelburne Road, Suite 5, Shelburne, VT 05482 or Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD 21157. To sign the online guestbook and leave condolences go to www.resthaven.us.

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Resthaven Funeral Home Services
9501 Catoctin Mountain Highway
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 898-1577
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 5, 2018
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