JOSEPH STEPHEN SHEAR

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Our dear dad, Joseph Stephen Shear, also known as Warrant Officer (WO1) Shear, aged 70, passed away peacefully at home on August 1, 2018. Steve was the father of Mark and Tami, father-in-law to Jeremy and Monica, and grandfather to Austin, Morgan, Lucas, and Isabella. He was the brother of Anne Chambers, Sylvia Collins, David Shear, Alan Shear, Michael Collins, Wendy Pratt, and Cathy Knox.

Born on January 8, 1948 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Steve was the son of the late Joseph Strothard Shear and the late Leigh Baker Collins (nee Sim).

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending donations to either of the below charities:
Rockville Nursing Home - 303 Adclare Road, Rockville, MD, 20850
Montgomery County Animal Shelter - 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855

A service honoring Steve's life will be held on Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville, MD. The family will be holding a celebration of Steve's life in the weeks to come (date to be determined).
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Hilton Funeral Home
22111 Beallsville Road
Barnesville, MD 20838
(301) 349-2135
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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2018