Roger J. Shields
1936 - 2021
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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.

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Published in Ithaca Journal from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2021.
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January 12, 2021
Rest in peace our old auction friend.

Larry & Elaine Mitchell
Larry & Elaine Mitchell Sr.
January 10, 2021
my sincere condolences to all the family.
john allen
January 8, 2021
Rest in peace Roger, was always great seeing and talking to you at the Locke Auction House in Moravia every Friday night.
Larry & Elaine Mitchell
January 6, 2021
Met Roger just over 20 years ago from the Barney and my husband, LJ Dingy. They told many a good stories .. I shared a dance or two with Roger when he's had come to the music park or Venice center pavilion oor wherever LJ was playing. Plus he was a good neighbor of our grandmother , Mae Brown.. also knew one of his great step grandson.. RIP Roger , and dance away in heaven.. condolences to all his family .
Susan Dingy ( Barney and LJ)
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