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Paul Shogren

May 30, 1929 — January 16, 2024

Paul W. "Sunshine" Shogren, 94, of Oakland, MD, passed away on January 16, 2024, at Cherry Hill Assisted Living. Born on May 30, 1929, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Paul W. Shogren, Sr. and Gertrude (Curry) Shogren.

Paul obtained his B.S. in Forestry in 1951 from Penn State University. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and served in Korea during the war. He subsequently served 18 years in the Army Reserves and National Guard. In 1963, he earned a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Paul worked 30 years for the U.S. Government in the Forestry Service and Land Management. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 79 years, earning Eagle and Silver Beaver awards. An active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, he also volunteered with Christian Crossing Thrift Shop, Habitat for Humanity, Garrett County Historical Society, Garrett County Forestry Board, 4-H, the Marine Corps, and the American Legion.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Donna Lee (Wagner) Shogren; two sons, Gunnar Paul Shogren and wife Stephanie Swan, and Björn Paul Shogren; sister, Gertrude (Shogren) Poppleton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Sandy (Shogren) Lenthall.

Friends will be received to Celebrate Paul's Life on February 1, 2024, at 1 PM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 318 East Oak St. Oakland, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church or Christian Crossing Thrift Shop. 

The Shogren family has been especially appreciative of the help from the staff of Cherry Hill Assisted Living, Tracy and Johnny Lipscomb, David Gomez, Chris Crabtree, and Rob and Diana Heilig.

The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A. is honored to be serving the Shogren family at this time.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paul Shogren, please visit our flower store.


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