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“Born in Austria in 1913, Charlotte Shedd came to America in 1939 and eventually settled in Arden, DE in 1948, where she lived until she passed away in her beloved home on July 16, 2009. She was buried in the Arden Memorial Garden Cemetery on Saturday, July 25, 2009.

While pursuing a singing career in Miami and New York, she met and married Clifford Shedd in 1942 and subsequently moved to Wilmington where they lived for several years before renting and then buying a home in Arden. In Wilmington, Charlotte created a radio program on WDEL and became a fixture on the Wilmington radio dial for the next 40 years.

In 1968, she co-founded the Austrian American Society of Delaware (AAS) with a group of friends. The Society held a traditional formal Viennese Ball each spring in the Gold Ballroom at the Hotel DuPont which funds a scholarship which so far has sent 40 Delaware-area classical music students to study at the famed Mozarteum music school in Salzburg, Austria during the summer.

In 1997, Charlotte documented her fascinating and full life in a book called Thank You America.”

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