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Oliver Cranston "Bud" Shaw

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Oliver Cranston “Bud” Shaw, 84, of Johnson Hill Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center.

Born at the family farm in East Hoosick on May 3, 1921, he was the son of the late Harry Byron and Florence Holmes Shaw. Bud attended the country school in Hoosick Falls and worked on the family farm in East Hoosick until 1974 when there was a fire in the barns. He later was employed by Oak Industries in Hoosick Falls as a machine operator for 10 years. He was a member of the Hoosick Falls Grange for over 65 years and was the oldest living member of the Grange. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls where be served as a trustee, usher and deacon.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years of Sarah G. Wade Shaw, whom he married on Jan. 7, 1954, at the family home. He was the father of Robert C. (Kimberly) Shaw of Goreville, Ill., grandfather of Robert C. “BJ” Shaw, Jr. of Hoosick Falls, Heather Perentist of Bennington, Vt., and Kristin Shaw of Greenfield, Mass. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, a sister, Marion Reiner of Troy, and several nieces and nephews. Bud was predeceased by sisters Ada Cronk and Mildred Morgan.

The funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. from the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home, 72 Main St., Hoosick Falls, and at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls with the Rev. Donald Nelson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls, 80 Main St., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 in memory of Oliver “Bud” Shaw.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 3, 2005
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