Donald E. “Don” Shives, 75, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury with his wife by his side.
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 10, 1947 to the late Edward and Eileen I. Stephenson Shives.
Don attended the local schools in Anne Arundel County and graduated from Arundel High School. He then went on to college to receive his Bachelors Degree. Don was a police officer and worked under the Baltimore City Police Department. He was also employed by the Anne Arundel Correctional Center.
He worked for the Railroad as a locomotive engineer before retiring.
On June 26, 1993 Don married the former Debbie Reis. They relocated to the Eastern Shore in 2007 and lived on Elliotts Island for many years. This is where Don enjoyed the outdoors while fishing, crabbing, hunting and collecting rocks of all sizes. He was the proud owner of a pitbull named Penny and loved spending time with her. Don was a member and attended Elliotts Island United Methodist Church and also was involved with the Shriners.
Surviving Don besides his wife Debbie is his step-daughter Jennifer Forsythe (John) of Millersville, MD; step-grandchildren Jailyn and Jordyn Forsythe and many other family members and friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 beginning 1:00 pm at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7231 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or Elliott Island United Methodist Church, 2310 Elliott Island Road, Vienna, MD 21869 or a Charity of One’s Choice.