In loving memory of

Sheldon Shore
June 27, 1948 - January 7, 2022

Dr. Sheldon Samuel Shore, age 73, of Quincy, died on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 6:23 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Sheldon was born June 27, 1948 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada the son of Ben and Fanny Zaitlen Shore. He was married to Kristin Kalberer-Shore until her death in 2002. He married Betty Gregory in 2013. She survives.

Sheldon graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine in 1972. He completed his residency at the University of Saskatchewan Hospital in 1975, and went on to complete his Dermatology residency at the Hahnemann University Hospital in 1978. Dr. Shore was a Board Certified dermatologist.

After completing his residencies, Sheldon practiced in Maryland, and he also served as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He moved to Quincy in 1995 and joined the Quincy Medical Group, practicing until his retirement in 2018. Sheldon is one of the authors of a medical paper on a rare type of melanoma that will be published in the future. Throughout his career as a doctor, Sheldon took extra steps to save lives and help his patients. He genuinely cared for people, and took the time necessary to properly treat and care for the patients under his care.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Shore of Quincy; a daughter, Samantha "Annie" Shore of Seattle, WA; a step-daughter, Michelle Wright of Quincy; a step-granddaughter, Suzanne (Alex) Rossiter of Quincy; a step-great-grandson, Tatum Rossiter; a brother, Dr. Ronald "Ron" Shore of Potomac, MD; and two nieces, Janine Shore of Rockville, MD; and Briana Shore of Potomac, MD.

Sheldon was preceded in death by his first wife, Kristin Kalberer-Shore, and his parents.

Visitation: 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please wear a mask if you plan to attend the visitation.

Services: 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Dr. Michael Bukstein officiating. Please wear a mask if you plan to attend the service.

Live Stream: The service for Dr. Sheldon Shore will be streamed live at 6:00 pm Central Time on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 using the following link:

Private Burial: Valley of Peace Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Memorial donations may be made to Valley of Peace Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Christine M wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"I was a nanny for the Shore family and I absolutely enjoyed being there. I was treated like a member of the family. Dr. Sheldon was such a family man. He loved his wife and daughter. He is missed."

Andrew Maksymiuk wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"I met Sheldon in 9th grade and stayed with him right through Medical School. We hoped to see him at our 50th Medical School reunion planned for this year. We will miss his wit and humor Sheldon was a fine scholar and a good friend. Also great at the discus and shot put, as I recall. Andrew W. Maksymiuk MD."

Annie wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"My father was a very loving man. He loved Taz the cartoon character. He liked chocolate. He liked funny ties. And he loved me. He wore his funny ties no matter what anyone thought about them. He would carry me on his shoulders to make me feel like the tallest person ever. He would sing you are my sunshine to me with my mom to make me fall asleep He is happy with my Mother this time in heaven now. I will miss you so much. I love you a million times. You are my Sunshine. "

Amelia wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"I was just a kid working at my first job at a restaurant when I first met Dr. Shore and his family. He was always so kind and his family was sweet. I always liked forward to their visits. Then when I eventually had the opportunity to work with him several years later, he still remembered me from the restaurant. My condolences to the family. May you be comforted by your memories you built with him. "

Dinah wrote on Jan 9, 2022:

"Best doctor of dermatology he was the best rest in piece thank you for being there for me "