John C. Shanahan, 69, BGE supervisorJohn C. Shanahan, a...

June 18, 1996

John C. Shanahan, 69, BGE supervisor

John C. Shanahan, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. supervisor who was active in drum and bugle corps, died Friday of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 69 and lived in Carney.

He retired in 1988 as supervisor of appliance repair, ending 40 years with BGE.

The Baltimore native became interested in playing the bugle while attending St. James the Less Parochial School, where he was a member of the school's drum and bugle corps.

He taught the bugle and precision marching, and was associated with many area drum and bugle corps.

He was a 1944 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and served in the Navy as a bugler. He was discharged with the rank of bugler third class in 1946.

Known as Jack, he also sang with the Four Mugs of Harmony barbershop quartet for many years, and was a member of Hamilton American Legion Post 136 and the Drum Corps Hall of Fame.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today at St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, where he was a communicant and usher.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Jeanne Voelcker; six sons, Michael Shanahan of Catonsville, John T. Shanahan of Cockeysville, Timothy P., Daniel J. and Shawn C. Shanahan, all of Parkville, and Patrick S. Shanahan of Hamilton; a brother, Donald Shanahan of Richardson, Texas; a sister, Patricia Haeffner of Ruxton; and 15 grandchildren.

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