EDWIN SHUFFLE, JR., age 103, a long-time resident of Charleston, WV, died on August 15, 2013 at CAMC Hospital in Charleston after a sudden cardiac event. The son of Edwin and Maude Hovermale Shuffle, he was born April 9, 1910 in Washington, D.C. He married in 1943, and was preceded in death in 1978 by his wife of 35 years, Charleston native, Laura Virginia Bobbitt Shuffle.
“Shuff,” as he was known to all his many friends, graduated from Central High School in Washington D.C. and the Severn School in Maryland before attending the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. After two years in the Navy as a midshipman, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Having previously spent approximately two years working with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, he then joined E.I. DuPont de Nemours at the Belle, West Virginia plant in 1937, where he worked as an Engineer and Manager for 38 years before retiring.
Shuff, with his wife, “Ginny,” raised three sons through the Charleston school system, participating with them in many school, church, scouting and camping (he himself had attained the scouting rank of Eagle Scout), swimming, tennis, basketball and golf activities. He also enjoyed visiting relatives and friends, primarily from Virginia to Massachusetts, plus vacationing and fishing for countless summers at beaches along the Atlantic coast. His other main interests included gardening, club badminton, playing bridge, dancing, attending West Virginia Symphony concerts, and rooting for his favorite sports teams. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Rotary Club and Edgewood Country Club, as well as a past Treasurer of the Kanawha Valley Youth Orchestra. He also continued to be active with the Boy Scouts.
Edwin is survived by his sister, Catherine S. Crim, of Gaithersburg, MD; his three sons, Beirne, of Saratoga, CA, Peter, of Friendswood, TX, and John, of Ada, OH; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and his very dear companion and friend of the last 33 years, Janet Furlong.
Disposition of his remains was by cremation.
A Memorial Service to honor our beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM in the main sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston. Rev. Jim Roberts will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions in his name are urged to be made to the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra…www.wvsymphony.org.
Additional arrangements are being handled by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home.
Mike Chaney September 03, 2013
Long-time friend of the family Charleston , West Virginia
My condolences to the Beirne, Pete, and John, and your families. Unfortunately, I will be travelling on October 12, so I will not be able to attend the memorial service.
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