Arlie Edward "Sonny" Shahan, 83, of Oakland, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home. Born on August 28, 1938, in Oakland, he was the son of the late Arlie R. and Viola V. (Calhoun) Shahan.
He worked for the Maryland State Forestry Department and retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed working on puzzles and word searches, roasting corn for family reunions and parties, making deer bologna and jerky, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and westerns and spending time with his family.
He is survived by two sons, Harry Shahan and wife Linda of Mesa, AZ and Jeffrey Shahan and wife Julie of Oklahoma; four daughters, Dora Shahan and companion Bill Helbig of Oakland, Linda Schooley and husband Gary of Tunnelton, WV, Carla Winters and husband Brad of Grafton, WV and Peggy Jennings and husband Franklin "Rocky" of Evansville, WV; fifteen grandchildren, Heather, Tiffany, Brandon, Shawn, Stephen, Emma and husband Troy, Tabitha and husband Vernon, Justin, Trampus and wife Abby, Eric and wife Jennifer, Trapper and wife Katie, Trevor and wife Taylor, Cindy and husband John, Tony and wife Monica, and Mindy and husband Timothy; twenty two great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters, Charlene Copeland of Oakland and Patricia Price and husband George of Aurora, WV; three sisters-in-law, JoAnn Shahan of Oakland, Shierline Barber of Grafton, WV and Joyce Nine of Sinclair, WV; three brothers-in-laws, Herb Hershman and wife Ruby, George Hershman and wife Sue, and Emerson Ridenour, all of Sinclair, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Norma Gean (Hurshman) Shahan; a child, James Hershman; a grandchild, Jeffrey Schooley; five sisters, Myrtle Shahan, Reatha Sliger, Dorotha Alexander, Delores Robinson and Thelma Sweitzer; four brothers, Howard "Bucky" Shahan, Robert "Bob" Shahan, John Shahan and James Shahan; a sister-in-law, Doris Ridenour; and four brothers-in-law, Dayton Alexander, Powell "Gene" Robinson, Charles Nine and Jake Hershman.
Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St, Oakland on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 11 AM with Reverend Donald Upole officiating. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens. Memorial may be made in memory of Arlie to the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 43, Oakland, MD 21550 or the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad P.O. Box 378 Mtn. Lake Park, MD 21550.