Benedikte Deda Shafer

May 21, 1970 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 50)


Mrs Benedikte (Deda) Shafer, passed away unexpectedly in her home on January 10th in Damascus, Maryland at the age of 50.

Deda is survived by her husband, Chris Shafer, son Christopher Shafer, daughter Samantha Shafer and her sisters Bettina Bruck and Anne Hardy. She is also survived by 7 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Erik Brinch, her mother Kirsten Brinch, and her niece Stephanie Detrick Angelo and nephew Nick Detrick.

Deda was born on May 21, 1970 in Bethesda, Maryland where she attended Walter Johnson High school.  She married her sweetheart, Chris in November 1989. They moved to Damascus in 2002 where she lovingly raised her family and spent her time tending to her garden.

 Friends may call Wednesday, January 20, at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland. A limited number of people will be permitted at a time for the viewing which is scheduled from 1pm – 2:45 pm.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, her service will be limited to immediate family only, and those attending must wear face covering or mask and  observe social   Interment will take place at All Souls Cemetery in Germantown, Maryland, at a later time.

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