Martin P. Shestock

  • Born: September 4, 1918
  • Died: July 23, 2018
  • Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

318 George Street
P.O. Box 27
Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Tel. (410) 885-5916

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Martin P. Shestock, age 99 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on July 23, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1918 in Chesapeake City, MD to the late Alex Shestock and Anastasia (Kusnevich) Shestock.

Martin loved his country and proudly served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific theatre. He always wore his WWII Veteran hat with pride and honor. After the war, he pursued a career as a heavy equipment operator for The Army Corp of Engineers. In retirement, he worked as a security guard at Indian Acres in Earleville. He was a member of the American Legion in Rising Sun and a life member of the Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City. He was a devout Ukrainian Catholic and never missed a weekly service. Martin will be remembered as a gentle, loving man who always put his family first. He loved being outdoors and farming the land with his siblings, always sharing his fruits and vegetables with family, friends, and neighbors.

Martin is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis Shestock of Chesapeake City, MD; grandson, Martin Stringer of Chesapeake City, MD; niece, Theresa Williams of Glen Burnie, MD; nephews: Wayne Senior of Cullman, AL and Joe Piri (Donna) of Chesapeake City, MD; step granddaughter, Rene Kaveria (Adi) of Edison, NJ; sister-in-law Irene Shestock of Chesapeake City, MD; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Shestock-Donahue; siblings: Anna Shestock, Mary Shestock, George Shestock and Catherine Piri; and niece Phyllis El-Dahouk.

A visitation will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 6:00-8:00PM and Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 10:00-10:45AM at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 318 George Street, Chesapeake City, MD 21915. A celebration of Martin's life will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:00AM at St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Church, 231 Basil Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD 21915. Burial will follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to, "St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Church" and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our Deepest Sympathies to Phyliss and family,

I just learned of Martin's passing, today. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a dear kind soul,I have had the pleasure to know of since my childhood. He is catching up, I'm very sure with Chrissy. He will be missed by many.
Love and Prayers,

Michele and Steve Moon, and family

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2018

My honors and respect to you sir!!!....Well done!!!...... And my condolences to his wife and family...... What a great man

Posted by Kevin Kilby - Lady Lake, FL - Friend   July 30, 2018

Dear Phyllis and Family,
We are saddened to hear about Marty's passing. He was a kind, gentle, and wonderful man who always had a warm and friendly smile for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marty had a very full life, and you have many terrific memories, which will always keep him close to you. We are fortunate to have known him!

Our love and condolences,
Kathy, David & Michael Mathes

Posted by Kathy Mathes - Waldorf, MD   July 30, 2018

Dear Ms. Phyllis, Theresa, and the rest of your family,
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you as you go through this trial. Although we had the privilage of knowing Mr. Martin for only 2 short years, he brought so much happiness and joy into our lives. He brought a smile to the lips of everyone he encountered-- he is already so dearly missed. It was truly an honor to be able to care for him in his last years. We fell in love with this special man from the first day we met him. Mr. Martin always had a wave and a smile for everyone who walked through the door. He touched the lives of so many people! He will be remembered by all of us with much love and admiration.
Fondly, Keith and Whitney Blomquist w/ our Singerly Manor team.

Posted by Whitney Blomquist - Elkton, MD   July 30, 2018

Mrs.Shestock and family, we are very sad to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Shestock as a man who always smiled. Delbert always enjoyed coming over to help with programing the fire monitor. We are a phone call away if you need us. We are sending prayers of comfort too.

Posted by Delbert and Kathleen Loveless - Chesapeake City, MD - Family Friend   July 28, 2018

Dear Phyllis,
Sorry to hear about Martin's passing. He certainly lived life to the fullest and always with a smile on his face. It will be an adjustment for you but with God's grace you will carry on. Blessings, MaryAnna Taylor

Posted by MaryAnna Taylor - Chesapeake City, MD - Friend   July 28, 2018


You are now at peace with your daughter, Christine.The last time I saw you and Phyllis, my Mother and I were at Chris Hotra-Doherty's house enjoying a barbeque. May the Lord in all of his infinite love and mercy bless your soul.

Posted by Kaethe Skye - Naples, FL   July 28, 2018

I met Mr. Shestock back in January of this year when I was dropping off a letter about training for parishioners from the Sheriff's Office. He was proudly wearing his hat and we spoke for a few minutes about our experiences in the Army as well as his pride in the church. May he rest in peace. Sgt. Mike Kalinsky, CCSO

Posted by A friend   July 26, 2018


Shestock Family So sorry for your loss. Martin was a kind man who who will be missed by his family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Edward McKeown - Elkton, MD - Friend   July 25, 2018


Dear Ms. Phyllis,

Mary and I are very sorry to hear about Mr. Shestock. We were both very fond of him.
He and I shared a love of gardening. Even though he grew vegetables and I grew flowers, we both enjoyed watching how God's Grace allows a beautiful plant to come from a small seed.

I remember when Mary got confirmed and your husband was there at Mass. When he was introduced to the bishop and explained how he was a WWII veteran, it was the Bishop who was impressed with him..... But then again- who wouldn't be?

Please do let us know if there is anything you need. This is a sad time for us, but heaven is smiling having received him.

With Love and Sympathy,
Fay and Mary Foley

Posted by Fay Foley - Elkton, MD - Family Friend   July 25, 2018

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