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Howard James "Howdy" Shaw

September 2, 1956 September 12, 2019
Howard James "Howdy" Shaw
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Obituary for Howard James "Howdy" Shaw

Howard James “Howdy” Shaw, 63, of West Decatur, passed away Thursday September 12, 2019 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born September 2, 1956 in Philipsburg, he was the son of Cletus and Joy (Peters) Shaw. Howdy was a carpenter and worked in construction and also worked as a lumberman.

On March 1, 1985 in Alexandria, VA, he wed the former Gail Frances Gormont who survives along with a son Howard “Howie” Bone and wife Randi of NC and a daughter Tiffany Keltz of Johnstown, 3 grandchildren Cheyenne, Sage and Trinity, a sister Debbie Haskins and husband Bill of Knox, PA and a brother Cletus Shaw and wife Karen of MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Martin Shaw.

There will be no public visitation and a “Celebration of Life” Service will be held at a later date

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The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield, is in charge of the arrangements.

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