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Mr. John Edmund Shorb

As originally published on Wednesday, September, 30, 2004.

Mr. John Edmund Shorb, 78, of 5115 Old National Pike, Frederick, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 26 at his home.

Born April 17, 1926 in Frederick County, he was the son of the late John W. and Rachael Victoria Martin Shorb. Mr. Shorb was a 1943 graduate of Emmitsburg High School.

He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Air Corps as a radio operator and navigator, flying over France and Germany during the occupation. He operated a grocery store at Middleburg, then in Frederick, the 5th Street Market.

In 1958 he became owner-operator of the Crossroads Inn at Keymar until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the South Mountain Rod and Gun Club; V.F.W. Post 8806, Union Bridge; Orioles Club of Frederick and American Legion Post 168, Thurmont. He was a former member of the Owls Club of Frederick. --He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and making wine.

Surviving are his wife, Winifred Late Shorb Miller of Keymar; two sons, Randy Shorb and Jay Shorb, both of Keymar; two grandsons, John M. Shorb and wife Kiersten, Andrews Air Force Base, Daniel R. Shorb of New London, Conn.; three sisters, Virginia King and husband Earl of Walkersville, Mary Helen Kocher of Myersville, Pa., and Vivian Whitehead of Pensacola, Fla.

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