2014-02-04 / Obituaries

Dorothy Shaver

Dorothy E. Shaver, 92, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Kaaterskill Care, Catskill.

She was born in Bovina, a daughter of the late Harry and Emily Catherine Elwood Wilbur. A longtime resident of Andes, Dorothy was raised and worked the family farm. Dorothy worked at Delhi Tech for 25 years as a cook. She belonged to the Delaware County Democratic Club, the Andes Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed horse shows and dancing with her husband’s square dance band, “Country Cousins.”

Her husband, Keith Shaver, died in 1971. Dorothy moved to New Port Richey, Fla. in 1985 where she enjoyed poker and bingo and was an avid basketball fan (especially of Larry Bird). She lived independently until moving to her daughter’s home in Catskill in April 2010.

She was the loving wife of the late Keith Shaver, mother of Susan Reed of Catskill and her husband, the late Robert Reed, Russell Shaver and his wife Linnea of Tuxedo; grandmother of Russell Shaver and Rebecca, Denise Walden and Manny, Christa Bush and David, Amy Hart and James; great-grandmother of Lydia, Abby, Magnus, Mitchell, Brittni and Danielle; great-great-grandmother of Kylie Jo; sister of Marjorie Youngman of Middletown and was predeceased by her longtime companion, Al Marshall, in 1992. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours were held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A funeral service was conducted by Elder Betsy Barrett. Interment will be in Shavertown Cemetery, Andes, in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society/SPCA, 125 Humane Society Rd., Hudson, NY 12534. Messages of condolence may be sent to the Shaver family at

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