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Timothy J. Shays

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Timothy J. Shays, 40, a resident of Niles School Road in Pownal, died as the result of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in Bennington on Friday, June 16, 2006.

Tim was born in Bennington on March 13, 1966, and was the son of the late Harold “Joe” Shays and Norma (Clayborn) Shays, who survives. He received his education in local schools and was a graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School.

Tim had been employed as a pressman at Primary Colors Company in Manchester. Tim was a former owner of TJ’s Tanning in Bennington. He resided also in Ohio, California and Bennington. He was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Tim enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, tinkering with old cars, riding his Harley-Davidson, listening to Elvis Presley and weightlifting. His most precious time was spent with his daughter, Ivy Joe.

Besides his mother and his daughter, he is survived by a stepson, Tanner Church of Florida; his two brothers and sister-in-law, Scott and Phyllis Shays of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Cory and Mai Ly Shays of Shaftsbury; one sister, Anna Krawczyk of Bennington; He is also survived by his companion, Laurie Holland, and his pal, Jeepers. Tim also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Mr. Shays will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at noon at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington. The Rev. David Jinno, pastor of the North Bennington Baptist Church, and the Rev. Michael DeMasi, chaplain of the Vermont Veterans Home, will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Ivy Joe Shays, in care of her uncle, Cory Shays, through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from June 19 to June 20, 2006
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