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Maurice Kenneth Shamer

June 13, 1932 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 89)


Maurice Kenneth Shamer (Ken) passed away on May 20, 2022 at his family's farm in Glenwood, Maryland at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Helen Marie Shamer. He is survived by his daughter Holly Marie Farnella: grandsons Anthony Louis Farnella, Jr. and Dylan Thomas Farnella; and son-in-law Anthony Louis Farnella, Sr.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland to James and Bernadette Shamer, he was a graduate of Calvert Hall College and the University of Baltimore. He served honorably in the Army during the Korean War. He served as a Maryland State Trooper for 27 years, earning the rank of Second Lieutenant. After retiring he worked for the Ocean City, Maryland boardwalk tram service for 18 years.

Ken loved his cars and his animals. He was blunt, humorous and said exactly what he thought. Anyone who knew him knows what that means! He will be dearly missed by many. Per his wishes there will not be a formal service held. His family will celebrate his life privately at home on what would have been his ninetieth birthday, June 13.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Kenille’s Kupboard, a non-profit in the Ocean City, Maryland area that provides pet food, supplies and resources to families struggling to keep their pets at home and out of the shelters. Kindly mail donations to P.O. Box 598, Ocean City, MD 21843. They can be reached via Facebook.

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