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“Although we did not run into each other frequently enough over the decades, our meetings were always full of laughter and reminiscing. You were such...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Connie Hill - Chesapeake City, MD

Patty, Lora and Shelley at our Starlight Arena Reunion 5/5/12 “We will miss you Shelley. I have so many fond memories of you at Starlight Arena. I am so sorry to see you leave us so soon. Tell mama Mitzi...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Corinne Agor - Fallston, MD

“Shelley was a wonderful manager at Chesapeake Publishing Corporation. She made it fun to come to work and her staff was devoted to her. I admired her...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Carolyn Leo Huff - California, MD

“I would like to thank you for beening my friend. We had a lot of good times . We all will miss you . Rest in peace girlfriend !!!!!! ”
4 of 31 | Posted by: Bev Seisler - Chesapeake City, MD

“Family of Michele Shelley Garcia So sorry for your loss I remember skating shows and Shelley was the Greatest, Skating with corky. My heart goes out...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Edward Mckeown - Elkton, MD

“Dear Shelley, Words cannot express how sad I am to hear of your passing. We had so many fun times together and were there for each other through the...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Eller - Coudersport, PA

“Shelley, we have had so many memories its impossible to select one. Pet store memories..... I know we both still had dreams of the pet store. Those...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Laurie Amici - Perryville, MD

“My heart and prayers go out to your family, Shelley. Working with you made the days fun and productive. Rest in Peace, it was a privelege to know you...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Micki Mattia - former co-worker

“To a great friend and best boss ever! I will surely miss you, and all the fun times we had at the Cecil Whig. I am scheduled to work on Sat, so I am...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Tokar - Elkton, MD

“My deepest sympathy to Shelley's family and friends. Thank you Mr. Smith for giving me Shelley's phone number so many years ago so we could reconnect...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Tina Spedalere Wagner - Bel Air, MD

“Dearest Shelley, I will miss you so much! You were my vacation buddy and also a great friend. We will miss your sassy, vivacious personality and you...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Natalie Turner Crain - Columbus, IN

“R.I.P Shelley you will be greatly missed. I remember her infectious smile, she could light up a room just by walking in. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Deneen Walker - Rochester, NY

“I have so many little memories I want to share, but my heart won't let me. I feel like it is breaking. Shelley was a great boss, but she more of a...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Ross - North East, MD

“Rest in peace, Other Shel. You were a force of nature and always the life of the party. My sincere condolences to Ed, Rikki, and other family members...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Shelley Evans - Elkton, MD

“Always remember you at Starlight, we had fun together an Original Joppatowner:) ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Deirdre lund - Cobbs Creek, VA

Las Vegas 2009 “Dearest Shelley, Words cannot express how much you meant to us and how much we will miss you. When Eddie brought you into our lives, you accepted us...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Natalie and Chris Crain - IN

“Shelley, I love you girlfriend. I will miss you dearly. You were always there for me when I needed you and you always gave me sound advice. We had...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Patty Barcus - Elkton, MD

“So sorry to hear of another of Starlight Arena's family of skaters passing. Shelley as my time was ending at Starlight yours was ramping up. I am...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Fish - Mansfield, OH

“Shelley my friend, you will be dearly missed. There were so many good times we had together. Your sense of humor was priceless, your compassion...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Bonnie Brown - Hockessin, DE

“Shelley, I will always remember our laughs in HS, your graceful and quite awesome skating at Starlight, and that ever present beautiful smile. I'm...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Julie Wenz Ramirez - Burtonsville, MD

“shelley was an good skating friend ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Cookie Engquist - Belcamp, MD

“What sad news about Shelley. Shelley was always so upbeat and a good person to work with because she was so positive. Unfortunately I will be out of...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: David Healey - Chesapeake City, MD

“Rest in Peace Shelley. Thank you for the love and friendship over the years. Best part of my life was the years you were growing up with Cindy and...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Michael W Burke - Abingdon, MD

“Shelley made the world fun. A great friend in those Starlight Arena years. Those shows with Shelley and the gang were so much fun. I will always...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: John Engquist - Atlanta, GA

“We were saddend at the sudden lost of our dear Shelly who has a been a light in our lives and the life of her dearly departed friend and early...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Ed and Dlores Siegamnn - Belcamp, MD

“Garcia you are in my thoughts and prayers. Shelley you will be surely missed. Love Philly Pat ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Pat Thompson (philly Pat) - PA

“I'm so sorry for your loss Shelly was a great women. Prayers to her family ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Terri Dobbs - balto, MD - Friend

“Very sorry to hear of Shelley's passing. Prayers to the family. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Lynn McLaughlin (Cochran) - Joppa, MD

“My sincere sympathy to all of the family. Another skater has her wings. ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Adana Marquess - Elkton, MD

“Nikki and family please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Doug ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Doug Shelley - north east, MD

“Still can't wrap my head around this! But I will say my last memory of you was moments before you passed and I see your face in front of me laughing...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Laurie Collins - Fannettsburg, PA

Michele Francine (Shelley) Garcia, 53, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away unexpectedly May 24, 2014 at Union Hospital.
Born in Joppatowne, MD on February 13, 1961, Shelley was the daughter of Howard Smith and the late Mildred Smith. She was a graduate of Joppatowne High School, had worked at the Cecil Whig and most recently at the National Bank of Rising Sun.
Shelley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In her earlier years she was an exceptional performer, securing championship titles in artistic roller skating. More recently, she most enjoyed spending time with her friends and family at her community beach. Also an avid animal lover, Shelley was fond of all wildlife and nature, especially when caring for her many beloved pets. She deeply loved the people closest to her and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
Shelley is survived by her husband Edward Garcia; two daughters, Rikki Dolor Saienni (Joseph) of Newark, DE and Nikki Dolor (Joel) of Middletown, DE; grandchildren Sydney Saienni and Reagan Donaldson; a father Howard Smith (Dorothy) a sister Cindy Blum (Barry); and a brother Rick Smith (Dawn).
A celebration of Shelley's life will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 East Main St., Elkton, MD 21921 on Saturday May 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 2:00. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends c/o the funeral home. To send condolences visit