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Sharon Ann (Vlahovich) Shields "Shari"

April 4, 1942 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 75)


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Sharon “Shari” Ann Shields of Odenton, MD, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at her residence, at the age of 75. Shari was born on April 4, 1942, in Washington, DC to the late Steve Vlahovich and Jeanne Bassingwaite Lash. Shari’s career was dedicated to public service.

She worked in constituent services for a half dozen U.S. Senators over a 38 year period. In the 1990’s Shari turned her lifelong passion for dogs into a second career when she began breeding and showing her beloved Pomeranians. She was known in the U.S. and Canada as a top Pomeranian breeder and was recognized as such by The American Pomeranian Club.

Shari is survived by her three grandchildren, Jason Brazerol and his wife, Cheryl, Stephanie Brazerol and Jacob Brazerol; four great-grandchildren, Justine, Jenna Rae, Jack and Julianna; and brother, Stjepan Vlahovich. In addition to her parents Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Ray Shields and her two daughters, Deborah J. Gore and Denise M. Brazerol.

Family and friends will gather at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., 1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 21113 on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A celebration of Shari’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, P.O. Box 3471, Annapolis, MD 21403 or at www.aacspca.org. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

SPCA of Anne Arundel County
P.O. Box 3471, Annapolis MD 21403
Tel: 1-410-268-4388
Web: http://www.aacspca.org



 Service Information

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
January 13, 2018

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Celebration of Life
Saturday
January 13, 2018

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113


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