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“Love never dies... ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Shelar - Spouse

“I've know Jack over 22 years he walked me down the isle 19 years ago to marry his best friend we were close ever since we meet I will truly miss him...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: valerie green - colonialbeach, VA

“Jack was one of my mentors when I was a junior at CBVRS. Jack and Donna are who I took calls with when I actually started running calls and they both...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Krystina Lefeave(Finotti) - VA

“prayers and condolences are sent to you and the family. jack will be missed and never forgotten. jack was a very caring man and never knew a stanger....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: steve and althea woodard - VA

“Very surprised and saddened to learn of Jack's passing. Along with my brother Paul, I have many fond memories of spending fun times at the Shelar...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Cofrancesco - North Haven, CT

“Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "...Read More »
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John "Jack" Campbell Shelar, 61, of Colonial Beach, passed away May 26, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. He was born September 28, 1956 to his parents, Eugene and Josephine Shelar. He was a cabinet maker for the United States Senate for 24 years. He was a former member of the Colonial Beach Fire Department and was currently the lieutenant as well as a life member of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad. He enjoyed fishing and being a member of the Rescue Squad.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Shelar; his brothers, Eugene (Kay) Shelar and Bill Shelar; his sister, Martha Pope; his father, Eugene Shelar (Victoria); daughter, Danielle Adair (Jon); stepsons, Fidel Rivera (Kathleen May), Dominic Rivera; step daughter, Mary Taylor; grandchildren, Kyla, Kamron, Kwentin, Konnor, Kaligah, Cole, Cruz, Tre, Arianna, Kaylyn, Azahlyn, Jocelyn, Marissa, Ryan and Sam; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Josephine Shelar.
A visitation will be held at Storke Funeral Home Colonial Beach Chapel on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Colonial Beach Humane Society or the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad.