Edward W. Shores, 80, CPA, World War II veteran

July 28, 2004

Edward W. Shores, a retired certified public accountant and D-Day veteran of World War II, died of pneumonia Saturday at the Annapolitan assisted-living facility in Annapolis. The former Glen Burnie resident was 80.

Mr. Shores was born in Baltimore, and as a child moved with his family to the Talbot County community of Royal Oak. He was a 1941 graduate of St. Michaels High School.

Drafted into the Army in 1943, Mr. Shores served with Company D of the 368th Army Engineers and landed at Utah Beach during the invasion at Normandy. He later was sent to the Philippines, where he served until the end of the war.

In the late 1940s, he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore and became a CPA in 1963.

Until becoming semi-retired in 1987, Mr. Shores owned and operated an accounting firm with offices in Glen Burnie and Severna Park. He continued preparing tax returns for family and friends until 2002.

Mr. Shores, who had lived at the Annapolitan since last year, enjoyed fishing, crabbing, woodworking and solving crossword puzzles.

He was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Pasadena.

His wife of 53 years, the former Helen M. Gohlke, died in 2001.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Shores is survived by two sons, Frank N. Shores of Brooklyn Park and Richard E. Shores of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Sharon K. Gordon of Pasadena; and five granddaughters.

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