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March 5, 2013

Donald G. Shaver

Donald G. Shaver

UNADILLA — Donald G. Shaver, 89, of Oxford, formerly of Unadilla, passed away Saturday evening, March 2, 2013, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.

He was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Newark Valley, the son of Leon and Bessie (Hutchinson) Shaver. He married the former Regina Barnes on May 10, 1947, in Unadilla; who survives him.

Don was a resident of Unadilla since 1946, prior to his moving to the Veterans Home in Oxford, where his wife Regina now resides. He was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the 11th Air Borne Division, where he received the Bronze Star. Don attended Newark Valley schools in his youth and was a member of the former Unadilla Baptist Church, now the Unatego Community Church. He worked for the Unadilla Silo Company in his earlier years and then was head custodian at Unadilla School and later Unatego Central Schools, prior to his retirement.

Don is survived by his wife, Regina of Oxford; a brother and his wife, Raymond and Joan Shaver of Newark Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Shaver.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., 123 Main St., Unadilla, with Pastor Brian Cutting officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested contributions be made to the New York State Veterans Home, 4207 State Highway 220, Oxford, NY, 13830, in Don’s memory.

Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla.

Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc. of Unadilla.

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