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Edward "Mike" M. Shirley

March 24, 1944 ~ March 24, 2020 (age 76)

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Edward Michael “Mike” Shirley, 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, surrounded by his family.


Born on March 24, 1944, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Joseph George and Ruth (Kidd) Shirley.

Mike’s first job was at the Backbone Mountain Boys Camp and then with the Frostburg City Police Department.  He was a Prudential and Nationwide Insurance Agent and retired from ATK.

He was a proud member of the Frostburg Fire Department where he served the area residents for the past 53 years. 

He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Frostburg Elks 470, Farrady Post 214 Frostburg American Legion, Frostburg Moose and Eagles. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Jacquelyn Cross Walker Shirley; children, James Shirley and wife Rhonda, Christina Shirley, Glenn Walker and wife Renee and Erin Walker; grandchildren, Maura Shirley, Julia Shirley, Zak Lee, Nick Walker and Richard Henry; great granddaughter, Hanna Henry; siblings, Bill Shirley and wife Gail, Ann Davis and husband Pete, Carolyn Francis and John Shirley; sister-in-law, Susan Long; brother-in-law, Glenn Cross as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

The family requests that memorial donations, in Mike’s name be made to the Frostburg Fire Department, P.O Box 461, Frostburg, MD.

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