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    Obituary from The Sun (Baltimore)

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Mark Garrity Shea, 11, loved science, sports

By Ann LoLordo Sun Staff -- Mark Garrity Shea, an 11-year-old with a naturalist's curiosity in the world beyond his Baltimore County back yard, died Tuesday after he was attacked by a pack of hyenas while on safari with his mother in Botswana. During family vacations, Garrit traveled to the American Southwest, Australia, Mexico and the Caribbean as well as Africa. He went on safari last year with his mother and brother, visiting game parks and villages in Africa. He and his mother were visiting the Merani Game Reserve in Botswana at the time of Garrit's death. Garrit is survived by his mother, Molly Bruce Jacobs of Brooklandville, and father, Mark R. Shea of Lutherville; a brother, Bradford Shea; and two grandmothers, Molly Bruce Jacobs of Stevenson, and Margaret Garrity Shea of Worcester, Mass. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 740 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. Friends can visit at Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 4905 York Road, tomorrow between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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