Michael Stephen Shear, of Towson, passed away on April 5. He was 68. He is survived by his wife, Donna Blair Shear; son, Joshua Daniel Shear; siblings, Barbara Hirshorn, Gail (Joel) Smith and Jonathan (Maddy) Shear; brother-in-law, William Kerfoot; and loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Joseph and Miriam Shear. Contributions may be sent to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northhampton, MA 01061.