William F. Sheahan, 63, women's basketball coach

September 11, 2002

William F. Sheahan, a retired women's basketball coach, died Saturday when the car he was driving was struck by another vehicle in Salisbury. He was 63 and lived in Gettysburg, Pa.

He retired two years ago as women's basketball coach at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, where he was involved in the sports program for 17 years. He also ran the Mason-Dixon Basketball Camp at the college and at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington in suburban Washington.

Mr. Sheahan was also a New York Life Insurance Co. agent for many years.

Born in Washington, D.C., he attended Georgetown University.

He was inducted into the Maryland High School Hall of Fame in 1997.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 22 W. High St., Gettysburg.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former H. Patricia Gladmon; two sons, Brian M. Sheahan of Lutherville and Dr. Timothy P. Sheahan of McKnightstown, Pa.; two daughters, Deborah L. Davison of Kensington and Kerry C. Sheahan of Gettysburg; a sister, Margaret S. Passas of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

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