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Dear Friends,

               I am very sad to report to you that our dear friend, Rick Shifflett, passed away.

               As you know, Rick had been battling a difficult illness and serious complications from his second heart surgery this past May.  We want to thank all of you for your encouragement and good wishes and prayers on Rick’s behalf.  We will miss him terribly and always remember him with great fondness.

               I have attached a photo of Rick for you, which, we feel…is "Rick".

               A graveside service will be held this Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the  Wesley Chapel Cemetery, 4803 Wesley Chapel Road, Free Union, Virginia.  A memorial service has also been scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Independence Resource Center, 815 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia.

               Rick’s family wishes to extend its sincere thanks and appreciation to all of Rick’s friends around the country and thank all of you for your kind thoughts about Rick.  The family has requested that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be sent to the Charlottesville Cardinals wheelchair basketball team, 815 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

               Thanks again, for all of your thoughts and prayers.

Tom Vandever