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Christopher Aaron Custer, 43, of Shepherdstown, West Virginia passed away unexpectedly at home, Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

He was born on a Tuesday, September 28, 1976 in Winchester, Virginia, and was the son of Rebecca Vickers Custer and the late Charles William Custer of Charles Town, West Virginia.

Chris, also known to many as Aaron, was a member of Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, West Virginia where he served as an acolyte, an acolyte director and a member of Zion’s vestry.

He is a 1994 graduate of Jefferson High School, Shenandoah Junction and a 1995 graduate of the Diesel Training Institute of America, Grantsville, Maryland. Chris most recently worked for John Deere out of Winchester, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Stephanie Mauck Custer, one son, Christopher Kyle Custer; one brother, John William Custer; aunt and uncle, Peggy and Jack Coulter; cousins, Patricia Coulter Grove, husband Chris and son Andrew; Jaclynn Coulter Courtney, husband Jason and daughter Ashton; father in-law, Jerry Mauck; and his forever-faithful furbaby, Allie Mae.

In addition to his father, Chris is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Nina Kisner Vickers; paternal grandfather, William Custer; and mother in-law, Ethel Mauck.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to Attn: Donor Services, Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place West Suite 230, Landover, MD 20785.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family requests that anyone who would like to express love and sympathy to the family to meet at Jefferson High School, 4141 Flowing Springs Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442 at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The vehicles will caravan to Chris’s home (5523 Engle Molers Road, Shepherdstown) where the family will be in the yard to accept love and sympathy messages from friends, family and loved ones, as they caravan past their home.


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