Robert Francis Shives III

Robert Francis Shives III


Robert Francis “Fran” Shives III, 76, of Hancock, Md., passed away, Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

Born July 6, 1946, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Robert Francis Shives II and Julia (Bohrer) Shives and husband of Susan (Flemming) Shives, of Hancock.

He was a 1964 graduate of Hancock High School, a 1968 graduate of Towson University, and a 1972 graduate of Shippensburg University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Education.

He retired from The Washington County Board of Education in 1999 after 31 years of teaching.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 7, 2023, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 West Main St., Hancock, Md. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Pastor Becki Wessinger will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 16 E. High St., Hancock, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either the Ali Ghan Shriners Transportation Fund, the Ali Ghan Shriners Endowment Fund (13100 Ali Ghan Road, NE, Cumberland, MD 21502), or the James W. Bowers Lodge #173, Hancock, MD. (3 Wine Street, Hancock, MD 21750).

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St., Hancock, MD.

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