VeteranPaul Shawgo

Paul ShawgoPaul E. Shawgo, 95, of Lewistown died at 5 a.m. Nov. 8, 2016, at Sunset Manor in Canton.

He was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Pleasant Township Fulton County, a son of Lloyd and Mettie Groff Shawgo. He married Marcia Baum on April 20, 1947, in Astoria. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2002.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Patti Martindale; three brothers; and one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra (and James) Maxwell of St. David; two sisters, Faith (and BD) Foster of Springfield and Barbara Gruber of Farmington; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He farmed his entire life in the Ipava and Lewistown area, and also was a reporter for the ASC for 30 years.

He was a World War II Army veteran serving from 1942-45 during which he spent 30 months overseas.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of Lewistown VFW Post 5001, a 50-year member of the Ipava American Legion Post and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Services were held Saturday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Larry Wright officiating. Burial was in Apple Cemetery with military rites conducted by his VFW and American Legion posts.

Memorials may be made to his church or Lewistown VFW Post 5001.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/16/2016


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