Charles E. “Bud” Shaw (85) of Hammondsport, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 20th.

Charles E. “Bud” Shaw (85) of Hammondsport, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 20th. He was born in Hammondsport on April 4, 1932, the son of J. Allan and Millicent (Potter) Shaw. 

He was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother, James A. Shaw III, his sister, Donna J. Shaw, and his son-in-law, Dr. Richard D. Maceko. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Edna May (Ball) Shaw, his son Steven D. Shaw (Sagrario Simon Rueda), of Ithaca, NY, his daughter, Ellen Shaw Maceko of Hammondsport, his stepdaughters, Edith (Craig) Courtemanche of Lawrenceville, GA, and Marty Perez-Lugones of Duluth, GA, his grandchildren, Steven D. Shaw of Yonkers, NY, Emma E. Maceko of Albany, NY, Luc and Vivian Roberts of Lawrenceville, GA, and Ariana, Maya, Alyssa, and Dario Perez-Lugones of Duluth, GA. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Betty Burke of Daytona Beach, FL, and Sandra (George) Fox of Bath, NY, as well as several nieces, nephews, and
cousins. 

While he was still in high school, he worked in the family business, the House of Shaw in Hammondsport. After graduation from Hammondsport High School, Bud served in the United States Air Force.  He was stationed in Japan. He attended Alfred Tech, and insurance school in Hartford, CT. He began working at the Sirrine Insurance Agency in 1961, and a few years later he purchased the agency. He renamed it C. E. Shaw, Inc. He sold C. E. Shaw, Inc. in 2001 to his children Steven D. Shaw, and Ellen Shaw Maceko. He also started a real estate company and was active selling property around the Hammondsport and Keuka Lake area.  He enjoyed collecting antiques of all sorts including antique cars and antique wooden boats. He loved traveling to Maine, and considered Boothbay Harbor to be one of his favorite places in the world. He also loved visiting Ireland, which he did twice. One of his many pleasures was birdwatching. His bird feeders were always full, and he especially loved visits from cardinals, and Baltimore orioles.  

Bud served for a time as a trustee for the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of Local History, and he was a member of the Glenwood Club of Hammondsport where he loved to play cards, in particular, Pitch. In his younger years, he enjoyed skiing, and playing basketball. In his later years, he enjoyed playing golf, walking, and tinkering with his wooden boats. He also loved going to antique boat and car shows. Bud also loved Keuka Lake and enjoyed many years living on the lake, boating, and sailing. 

Calling hours will be at the LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport, on Tuesday, January 2, from 6 to 8 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, January 3, at 11 am, at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church in Hammondsport. There will be a luncheon following immediately after in the church basement. 

The Shaw family would like contributions to be made to St. Gabriel’s Parish, 78 Shethar St., Hammondsport, NY 14840, the Hammondsport Ambulance Corp., PO Box 202, Hammondsport, NY 14840; or the Finger Lakes SPCA, 72 Cameron St., Bath, NY 14810.