J. Elwood Shaler
- November 6, 1924 - July 16, 2012
- Salem, New York
of Elwood's Passing
Salem Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 360
Salem, NY 12865
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“I am so sorry that I just now learned of Elwood's passing. These are the times when it is so hard to be far away. My heartfelt condolences to all...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Doris St. Mary Saunders - Chester, TX
“My favorite memory of Elwood was when he invited Chris and I to share in his snow-mobile rides to Vermont. He loaded up all our machines and we...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Chris & Sue Kyer - Ft. Worth, TX
“Andrea and Family,' I am so sorry for your loss.
3 of 22 | Posted by: Jeannette Tietgens - Lee
“Undoubtedy, one of the best men I've ever known!! I remember as a young man,Elwood, coming to the farm with the tractor trailer to move cows for my...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Dennis Campbell - Granville, NY
“Bart and I remember fondly the fun dinners we shared with this lovely man. Our hearts go out to Joanne and Bill and their grandchildren. Be well.
5 of 22 | Posted by: connie paulding - west groton, MA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. We will always remember Elwood's big smile and hearty handshakes! What a blessing...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Hank and Mary Tschorn - Katonah, NY
“May J. Elwood Shaler have eternal peace. He has left his family and friends with the peace of their love.
7 of 22 | Posted by: David and Irene Williamson - FL
“We are sorry to hear about the loss of Elwood. He was a neat guy. He will be in our prayers. J&M
8 of 22 | Posted by: John and Mary - Lee, MA - Friends
“So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
9 of 22 | Posted by: Pat Feldman (Betty) - Pittsfid, MA
“Dear Andrea and family,
My deepest sympathy for the passing of your grandfather. Please extend condolences to your mother on my behalf. Take care...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Kerry Burke - Lee, MA
I am so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love, Chris
11 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Walker - Lee, MA
“To the Shaler family. The Tri State Antique Tractor Club will definitely miss a fine hard working man & friend. We send out our deepest condolences...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Albert,May & Ralph Seaman - NY
“To the family -- please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of Elwood. I remember him as a man of great strength both physically and spititually....Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Ed Cantwell - Wheeling, IL
“My wife and I send sincere sympathies to all of the Shaler family. I have many wonderful memories that I will be pleased to share with my...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: George Randall - Granby, MA
“Joanne, Jack, & Gina
We are so sorry to hear about Elwood. We are so greatfuly for what he has done for us all throught the years. We would not be...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Lee & Sue Peck - Argyle
“We were very sad to hear id Elwood's passing. We are glad we had the chance to stop and visit him the last time we were up , we had a great visit on...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: John & Vicky Briggs - FL - friend
“To the entire Shaler family , we are so sorry for the lose of Elwood. He is a very special guy to our family and will greatly missed. We can take...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Sandy Srague Beaulieu - NY
“Dear Joanne and Family,
Please accept John and my condolences on the passing of your father.
You were a wonderful daughter to him and of...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Lana Jarc - Port Orange, FL
“The Shaler Family
While we are saying good by to the strong man we all admired and held in high esteem ,he has left us with many fond memories...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Raymond McFarland - Salem, NY
“Dad rented a nice home for our family 2 years ago for Colombus Day weekend in Bolton Landing...He brought your dad up with him to visit us and they...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Tomlinson Colombraro - Salem, NY
“I remember when my sister and I were both little girls,we used to ride our bikes to there house all the time.Betty and Elwood always had soda for us...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Wendy Eastman - friend
“My deepest condolences to Andrea and her family. A great loss for you and yours.
22 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Long - Lee, MA
Salem, NY- J. Elwood Shaler, 87, of Salem, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, July 16, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born November 6, 1924 in Jackson, NY he is the son of the late John Elwood and Mabel (Hyatt) Shaler. Elwood was a 1942 graduate of Salem Washington Academy and was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Beppu, Japan where he was a Motor Pool Sgt. as part of Headquarters Department 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry.
Elwood operated the family farm in Jackson from 1947 until 1956 at which time he started a logging and pulping company until 1960 when he and his wife Betty established Shaler Trucking Co. in Salem which he operated until retiring in 2006.
Elwood was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Salem. He was a member of the Antique Tractor Pulling Association; a member of the Tri-State Tractor Pulling Association; a member of the Francis J. Clark, CMH Post 812 American Legion in Salem and a member of the New York State Truckers Association.
Elwood enjoyed Antique Tractor pulling and was awarded hundreds and hundreds of trophies over the years. He enjoyed mechanic work, cutting wood, NASCAR Racing; Stock Show Rodeos and enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Clark Shaler; a son, Andrew Clark Shaler; sisters, Frances Cantwell and Irene Paterson.
He is survived by his children, Joanne Shaler Larmon and her husband William Milton Larmon of Daytona Beach, FL and John "Jack" Elwood Shaler and his wife Cherry Dunbar Shaler of Littleton, CO; a daughter-in-law, Regina Chittendon Shaler of Shaftsbury, VT; a sister; Doris Shaler Allen of Salinas, CA; grandchildren; Andrea Leah Larmon and her husband Kenneth Konopka of Lee, MA, Brett William Larmon and his wife Leah Arnold of Lenox, MA, Davina Ann Perret and her husband Rev. Kyle of Eugene, OR, John Elwood Shaler, IV and his wife Angie of Millikin, CO, Courtney Shaler Smith and her husband Robert of Queensbury, Houston James Shaler of Shaftsbury, VT and Noble William Shaler of Shaftsbury, VT; great grandchildren, Jack Oliver Tallboy of Lee, MA, Alexa Imogen Tallboy of Lee, MA, Lela Anne Smith of Queensbury, NY, Shaler Arnold Larmon of Lenox, MA, Jeffrey William Larmon of Lenox, MA, John Thomas (JT) Perret of Columbus, GA, Camille Elizabeth Perret of Eugene, OR; John Elwood "Jay" Shaler, V of Millikin, CO and Andrew James Shaler of Millikin, CO. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 pm Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the First United Presbyterian Church of Salem, 13 West Broadway, Salem. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm following the calling hours at the church. Rev. Donna Jackson, Pastor will officiate.
Interment with military honors will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Salem.
Those who wish to remember Elwood in a special way may make memorial contributions in his name to the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, NY 12865.
Elwood's family gives their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers, family, visitors and well-wishers who made his life blessed.