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Edward Francis Shevlin

October 10, 1932 — March 7, 2024


Maj (Ret) Edward F. Shevlin

Thursday March 7, 2024


Crofton, MD – Major (Ret) Edward F. Shevlin, 91, a former longtime resident of Bowie, MD passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Vicki (Veronica H. Moon), his son Brian, daughters Kathy Marek and her husband Rick, Maureen Burke and her husband Dave, Jane Baraban and her husband Steve, and Mary McNamara and her husband Tom, along with grandchildren Timothy Smith, Michael Jenkins and his wife Kristen, Maxwell and Devin Baraban, Caitlyn and John McNamara, and great-grandchildren Cody and Lily Jenkins as well as several nieces and nephews.  Edward was predeceased by two sons, Timothy Patrick and John Edward and his siblings, Kathleen M. Shevlin, Barbara S. O’Brien, and James A. Shevlin.

Ed was born and raised in Woonsocket, RI, where he and Vicki met and married in 1957.  They spent their early married life in Woonsocket, Newport, and Middletown Rhode Island, with a short stint in Guantanamo Bay before relocating to Bowie where they raised their six children and resided for 31 years. They then spent time in homes in Ashland, NH and New Port Richey, FL prior to returning to Maryland.


Ed graduated from Providence College with a BA in Political Science in 1954 and later received a Master’s in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science from The George Washington University, taking evening classes while working full time and raising his family.  He was a member of the Army ROTC and spent 22 years in the US Army Reserve, serving on active duty as a 2nd Lieutenant/1st Lieutenant, and Alternate Special Agent in Charge (ASAIC) before reverting to service in the Reserve Components as a civilian Special Agent with Naval Intelligence (ONI/NIS/NCIS) from 1956- 1972.  He remained an Army Reserve Officer with assignments as a Captain and Major until transfer to the Retired Reserve in 1976. He continued his career with the US Government, in several agencies including the Defense Logistics Agency, US Dept. of Labor in the Special Investigations Staff, and in the Office of the Assistant Inspector General performing oversight of investigative organizations within the Department of Defense.  After taking an early retirement, he consulted on diverse security projects in areas of electronic surveillance technologies and security systems development.


Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Member, St. John N. Neumann Assembly, and The Ancient Order of Hibernians, John Barry Division.   A lover of music, he also sang in the Choir at Sacred Heart Parish, where he also taught CCD.  After retiring, he enjoyed the peaceful serenity of the scenic mountain views of the New Hampshire Lakes Region and New England, especially when playing trombone with the Center Harbor Town Band, Lyme Town Band, Baker Valley Band and The Mad Bavarian Band.  He also performed with The Windjammers and the Richey Concert Band in Florida, playing Circus Music as well as American patriotic songs. Ed also loved to spend time researching his Irish ancestry and made many online friendships with other members of various Genealogical and Ancestry research groups.   He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and played Basketball, Baseball and Football in High School as well as playing Baseball at Providence College.

The family wishes to thank the Staff of Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Crofton for their loving support and care. The viewing will be held Wednesday March 20th from 6-8PM at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy (Rte. 3 S), Bowie, MD 20715.  The funeral will be held Thursday March 21st at 11AM at Sacred Heart Chapel, 16501 Annapolis Road, Bowie, with interment following at Sacred Heart Cemetery adjacent to the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be offered to Sacred Heart Church or the Knights of Columbus in Bowie, or a Veteran’s Service Organization of your choice.  

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