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12-10-2004, 22:51
Anyone who has hiked the AT in Maine will miss the cantankerous but beloved proprietor of Shaw'sBoarding House in Monson. He passed away 12/7.

MATC donations in memory of Keith Shaw


From the Bangor News, Dec. 8, 2004:


MONSON - Keith B. Shaw Sr., 75, died Dec. 7, 2004, at his home in Monson. He was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Hersey, Maine, the son of Solomon and Ressie (Botting) Shaw. He owned and operated a boarding home in Monson for many years and made many friends among the hikers of the Appalachian Trail. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Pat (Boyington) Johnston Shaw of Monson; a son, Keith B. Shaw Jr. of Monson; a daughter and her husband, Kathleen and Joseph Chartier, of Danielson, Conn.; six stepchildren, Paul Johnston Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Chester, Okla., Wayne Johnston and his wife, Debbie, of Woodward, Okla., Donna Chase and her husband, Dale, of Willimantic, Daralene Rinks and her husband, Warren, of Bangor, Dennis Plourde of Bangor, and Roberta of Vermont; a brother, Frank Shaw of Lee; two sisters, Ruth Daggett of Parkman, and Ada Shaw of Patten; several sisters and brothers-in-law; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grand-children; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marion Jean; two brothers and four sisters. Friends may call 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral service 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., in Guilford, with Pastors Daryl Witmer and David Ray Jr. officiating. Spring burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 283, Augusta, ME 04332-0283.
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