Dion H. Shaw Sr. 1938-2018
Dion H. Shaw, 79, passed away on August 13, 2018 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare with his family at his side.
He was born on October 17, 1938 in Lebanon, NY, a son of the late Clesson and Marion Webb Shaw and received his education in Sherburne schools.
Dion served with the U.S. Air Force from 1956-60 and on November 26, 1960 was united in marriage with Elaine Forte in St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church in Utica, a loving union of 22 years until her death on May 20, 1983.
Prior to his retirement as a Senior Technician in 1993, Dion was employed with G.E./Lockheed Martin for over 33 years.
His memberships included American Legion Post 1376 in New Hartford and the Yorkville Elks Club.
Dion was an avid golfer, loved to watch the NY Yankees and Syracuse basketball. He also enjoyed a challenging crossword puzzle and the winters he spent in Florida.
He is survived by his loving daughter and son in law; Alison and Mark Pirger of Cassville, his two sons; Dion Shaw Jr. of VA. Beach and Scott Shaw and Christine Pal of New Hartford, his four grandchildren; Hilarie Pirger and Rob Lynn, Rebecca Pirger, Brandon Shaw and Holly Granat and Tyler Shaw.
He also leaves his brothers; Raymond Shaw and Kevin Shaw of Sherburne and his good friend in Florida, John Kalinsky.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
In Dion’s memory, please consider donations to Edwards Ambulance, P.O. Box 130, Chadwicks, NY 13319.
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