Thomas Shedlick Obituary

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Thomas Joseph Shedlick

March 17, 1925 - March 30, 2013
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Thomas J. Shedlick Retired Foreign Service Officer With family members at his side, Thomas Joseph Shedlick, 88, retired Foreign Service Officer with the Agency for International Development (AID) and retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, died after a short illness at Inova Fairfax Hospital on March 30, 2013. Tom, known as "Buddy" to his family, began his career as a bomber pilot in World War II in the Army Air Corps and later was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, where he saw service as a troop carrier pilot and as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). Upon...
Thomas J. Shedlick
Retired Foreign Service Officer


With family members at his side, Thomas Joseph Shedlick, 88, retired Foreign Service Officer with the Agency for International Development (AID) and retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, died after a short illness at Inova Fairfax Hospital on March 30, 2013.

Tom, known as "Buddy" to his family, began his career as a bomber pilot in World War II in the Army Air Corps and later was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, where he saw service as a troop carrier pilot and as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). Upon separation from active service, Tom returned to his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. and completed his studies at St. John's University School of Law.

He spent the next twenty years as a Special Agent with various federal agencies including the Office of Naval Intelligence/Naval Investigative Service (ONI/NIS), culminating with his assignment as Supervising Agent at the Field Office in Taiwan, the Defense Investigative Service (DIS), and the Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA). Tom became a Criminal Investigator, Foreign Assistance Inspector with the Agency for International Development (AID) in 1976. He was posted to positions in Cairo, Egypt, Washington, D.C., and Manila, Philippines, where he served as the Regional Inspector General for Investigations and Inspections for East Asia and the Pacific.

In January 1988, Tom retired from Federal Service and became a private investigator opening his own company in Alexandria, VA. He continued conducting investigations for the U.S. Peace Corps, U.S. AID, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Air Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as many private companies and organizations.

Tom was a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars, the Federal Criminal Investigators Association, the Professional Investigators Association, the Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as a life member of Naval Criminal Investigative Service Association, the Retired Officers Association, and NARFE.

A great husband, father, and grandfather, master storyteller, humorist, and military history aficionado, Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Lorraine Shedlick of Springfield, VA and four children: Thomas Peter (Madelaine), Edward Paul (Gail), James Patrick (Lauri), and Lorri-Ann Patricia (Patrick), and eight grandchildren: Ryan, Jimmy, Kevin, Carly, Connor, Tommy, Mollie, and Meagan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6222 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013. The family will receive friends for visitation prior to the Mass at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd Springfield, VA from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please donate in Tom's name to:

Poor Clare Monastery of Mary
Reverend Mother Abbess
2505 Stonehedge Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22306-2499
(703) 768-4918

or to

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America
http://www.alzfdn.org/ContributetoAFA/makeadonation.html

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