George Sheridan Shaw

George Sheridan Shaw, 85, of Granville, New York died after a long illness on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.

George was born on May 19, 1923 in Hampton to Amander and Elsie (Petty) Shaw. He graduated from Granville High School in 1942.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Edward and Henry, and his daughter Nancy Jo Shaw.

George married Geneva Lillian Steves on April 18, 1948. They bought their family farm in 1952, where they raised their seven children. George and Geneva continued farming until 1970, and George also later retired from Telescope Folding Furniture Company after working there over 30 years.

George and Geneva were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses on October 19, 1969, and have remained faithful members of the Granville Congregation since then. Known as a gentle, generous man, George served as a ministerial servant there, and he and Geneva were rarely missing from meetings, even in later years.

George is survived by his wife Geneva, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage last year.

He is also survived by his sister Mabel Fredette of Rutland, VT and his children: Susan (Spencer) Winterburn, Steven (Ellen) Shaw, Andrew “Andy” (Anita) Shaw, Linden (Bette) Shaw, Laurie Shaw, and Elsie (Ken) Oriel. Twelve grandchildren: Crispen, Barry, Tammy, Steven, Paul, Tristen, Brett, Quenton, Lacy, Ben, Meghan and Sean. Six Great-grandchildren: Mia, Abigail, Alexander, Samson, Brody and Ryan. Also several nieces and nephews and his beloved cat Rufus.

Lastly, he is survived by his spiritual family of the congregation, who know George and Geneva affectionately as “Ma and Pa” Shaw.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Route 22, Hebron, with Brother Roger Hayward, Minister of the Congregation, leading the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Granville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, N.Y.

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