Ronald M. Shaw Sr.

PORTLAND — Ronald “Ron” Milton Shaw Sr., 73, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 24, 2011.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1937, in Bridgton, the son of the late Warren and Winona (Ladd) Shaw.

Ron grew up in Portland and was known through his school years as “Whitey,” or “Newt” in later years. He played the first trumpet proudly in the marching band proclaiming his school spirit. After graduating from Deering High School in 1956, Ron enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing up at camp on Sebago Lake and skiing on Pleasant Mountain. He was an avid bird-watcher and had a knack for imitating the birdcalls.

Ron is survived by his son, Ronald M. Shaw Jr.; daughters, Kim Marier and Karen Cyr; six grandchildren; and former spouse and mother of his children, Madge Shaw.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. Please visit for additional information and to sign Ron’s guest book.

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