REEDVILLE—David Shriver of Reedville died September 7.
He was born December 31, 1932, in Annapolis, Md., to Samuel Smith and Gertrude Chapman Shriver.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Dodge Shriver; his son, Steven Samuel, and daughter-in-law, Colleen Shriver.
His son, David Andrew, pre-deceased him in 1994.
David enlisted in the Navy in 1952. He served as a sonar technician with an honorable discharge in 1956. After his service, he attended the University of Maryland in College Park receiving a bachelor’s in entomology. He continued his education and achieved a master’s in 1963.
His career began with the Cooperative Extension Service where he managed a mosquito control program in southern Maryland. During his career, he accepted a position with the Maryland Department of Agriculture in Annapolis where he developed the pesticide regulatory program within the state. David and Janet retired to Reedville in 1988.
He later joined the International Executive Service Corps, a group of retired professionals sharing their knowledge with developing countries throughout the world. He and Janet traveled to Egypt and Zimbabwe several times and assisted local pest professionals to develop programs for proper control of mosquitos and other insects.
David was very active in his community and was involved in the re-birth of Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, the beginning of the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum, and was president of the Northumberland Association of Progressive Stewardship for three years. As a member of the Northumberland Garden Club, David assisted and often spoke on pests and gardening.
The family welcomes all to share in a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. October 14 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kilmarnock. A reception will follow the service.
The family asks that any donations made in David’s memory be sent to the Northumberland County Rescue Squad, PO Box 1, Reedville, VA.
David will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues.