Samuel B. Shockley, 76, developer and engineer

October 22, 2002

Samuel B. Shockley, a retired land developer and former engineer, died of lung cancer Friday at Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm, his home for less than a year. He was 76 and formerly resided in Stoneleigh and Timonium.

While employed at the Joseph Meyerhoff Co., Mr. Shockley helped develop the Westview shopping center in the late 1950s. He also worked on plans for Catonsville and Parkville housing tracts. He later went into business for himself and became a partner in DEC - Development Engineering Consultants in Anneslie. He retired about 10 years ago.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton, he was a 1944 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He joined the Navy and was placed in study courses at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He later earned a degree in civil engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

While living in Stoneleigh, he was president of the community association. Family members said he managed the Stoneleigh Little League team to two championships in the early 1960s.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ashland Presbyterian Church, 116 Ashland Road, Cockeysville, where he was a member.

Mr. Shockley is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Jean C. Geipe; a son, Thomas C. Shockley of Fallston; two daughters, Patrice S. Sorrell of Raleigh, N.C., and Nancy S. Hendricks of Bel Air; and eight grandchildren.

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