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CHARLES P. "SPIKE" SHAW
DETROIT, Charles P. “Spike” Shaw, 70, passed away October 3, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Togus. He was born May 2, 1933, in Troy, son of Charles and L. Melba Shaw Sr. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for Fay Scott in Dexter for 17 years. He was a member of the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge and of the Baptist Church in Hartland.

He is survived by his fiancé, Beryl Gray of Corinna; 2 sons and their wives, Charles and Tawni Shaw III and Herbert and Elsie Shaw all of Detroit; 2 daughters and their husbands, Lillian and Steven Philbrick of Pittsfield and Marcia and Michael Cox of Skowhegan; 4 sisters, Norma Davis of Guilford, Geraldine and her husband, Warren Nickse of Newport, Lucille and her husband Richard Moore of Waterville, Donna and her husband, Gil Friend of Newport; 7 grandchildren, Charles Shaw IV, Crystal Ballard, Jessica Shaw, Danielle Shaw, Elizabeth Perkins, Olivia Perkins, Abigail Shaw; 2 step-grandchildren, Tasha Dunham and Timothy Clark; 3 great grandchildren, Steven Cook, Tiah Shaw and Jordyn Shaw. He was predeceased by a brother Lionel Shaw, and 2 sisters, Phyllis Austin and June Hall.

Friends may call 6-8 PM Tuesday October 7, 2003 at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Newport. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday October 8, at 1PM, with burial in the Pittsfield Village Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society. One Main Street, Suite 300 Topsham, Maine 04086-1240.

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