Ernest J. Shaw

Born: Sat., Apr. 10, 1937
Died: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

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CROGHAN, NY ~ Ernest J. Shaw, 80, of 222 State St., Carthage, formerly of Beartown Rd., in the Town of Croghan, NY, died on February 8, 2018, at the Croghan Adult Care Center, in the village of Croghan .


Born in the Town of Croghan, NY, on April 10, 1937, a son of Clifford and Averill Shaw, he received his early education in country school, and was graduated from Harrisville Central School.


Ernie worked for many years as truck driver and snowplow operator for the New York State Department of Transportation, based out of Harrisville, before retiring at the age of 55.


A great outdoorsman all his life, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved to spend time at the Shaw camp on Texas Road.


Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins.


He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Shaw, and a sister, Edna Shaw.


Ernie’s funeral will be held privately at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.  Burial will be in the Old Indian River Cemetery, Indian River.


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Bonnie @ Aire Serv of NNY/Combs Heating
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
My deepest sympathies with the passing of Ernest into Our Father's hands.

I had the opportunity to meet Ernest when he had us install a wall heater on Beartown Road. He had had heart trouble and could no longer handle firewood. He came to the office, one day, and we had such a wonderful chat about his life/situation - this was years ago and I remember it as if it were yesterday....what a joy it was for me.

Ernest, go rest high on that mountain...

Patrick J Lyng
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Enjoyed spending time with Ernie having him tell his stories He will be missed in Beartown . The Lyngs Pat &Shari

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