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Robert A. Shaw PALMYRA - Robert A. Shaw, Sr., 65, died November 26, 2007 at his residence. He was born May 8, 1942 in Pittsfield a son of Lionel and Vira (Bowden) Shaw. He was employed at the Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna and the Irving Tannery in Hartland, retiring in 1997. Bob also owned and operated the R & A Auto Salvage. He enjoyed his family, especially the grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman and at the time of his death, he was preparing for the black powder deer hunting season.

He is survived by his wife, Wealthy (Bowdoin) Shaw of Palmyra; 8 children, Linda and husband William Gogan of Unity, Jeff and wife Sandy Shaw and Jim and wife Gina Shaw, all of San Diego, CA; Dwayne Shaw and fiancée Frederica of Pittsfield, Terrance Call of Clinton, Dale, Sr. and wife Laurie Call, and Nancy and husband George Watson, all of Palmyra; Rex, Sr. and wife Penney Call of St. Albans; a brother, Lester and wife Juanita Shaw of Palmyra; a sister, Gloria and husband Robert Lunt of Plymouth; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sons, Robert Shaw, Jr. and Galen Call.

The family wishes to thank the Hartland-St. Albans Fire Department Ambulance crew and the paramedics from Sebasticook Valley Hospital. Graveside services will be held in the spring when all of the family will be able to be present. The committal service will be held at the family lot, Palmyra Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Ronald Parker officiating. Memorial donations may be made to either the American Heart Association, 51 U. S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074; or the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm Street, Portland, ME 04101. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

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