Richard E. Shields



Richard E. Shields 86 of 717 South Bolivar Road passed away on Sunday August 13, 2017 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a lengthy illness. Born January 3, 1931 in Sharon Township Pa. he was the son of Clyde L. and Iva Mesler Shields. Dick married Joyce Stephens on July 12, 1952 in Allentown, Mrs. Shield’s survives.

Dick attended Wellsville High School. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1952-54 in Germany and also served in the Army reserves. Dick was employed as a pipefitter for the former Dresser Clark Co. Olean for thirty-five years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Macedonia Lodge 258 F&AM Bolivar, the IOOF lodge Bolivar, Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion Bolivar, 4Cs Senior Citizens Club Bolivar, member and past secretary for the bar bowling league at the Bowl-O-Var Lanes in Bolivar for thirty-five years. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, David (Stacy) Shields Alma, Bradley (Vicky) Shields Scio, Jeffrey (Sara) Shields Lyons NY and Janna (Dennis) Smith Wolcott NY; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Francis Shields Portville, James (Roberta) Shields Alma, Robert Shields Alma and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson Curtis Shields 1987; one Sister Phyllis Dickerson 2004; one brother and sister-in-law Clyde and Dorothy Shields; one great-granddaughter Reagyn Shields 2015.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Tuesday 7-9 P.M. and Wednesday 1-2 P.M. Funeral services will follow at 2 P.M. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to Bolivar Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund 460 Main St. Bolivar N.Y. 14715 or to Allentown United Methodist Church.