Roger J. Shields
Locke - Roger J. Shields, 84, of Locke, passed away after a brief illness, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at the Guthrie-Cortland Medical Center, as the direct result of a COVID 19 exposure.
Roger was born October 5, 1936 in Sherwood, a son of the late Harry and Anna (Mullally) Shields, and was a life-long Cayuga County resident. He retired after being a truck driver for over 37 years with Smith-Corona and was a lifelong dirt car racing enthusiast and spectator.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 32 years. Ruth J. (Christian) Shields in 2006, by his sister, Marcia Ward, and by his two brothers, Ronald Shields Sr. and Roy Shields.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, a step-son, Ralph Osgood, a step-daughter, Sherry Maynard, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A private family burial service will be held in our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, King Ferry. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Town Ambulance or The Locke Fire Department.
Published in Ithaca Journal from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2021.