Frank Hazeltine Shaw ’43

Frank Hazeltine Shaw ’43 died on February 8, 2006, in Belfast, Maine.

Born on October 27, 1920, in Yokohama, Japan, he prepared for college at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1939 to 1941. In October of 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps in 1942. During World War II, he served with the 17th Signal Operations Battalion. Remaining in the Army, he served tours in Korea, Puerto Rico, and Europe. After retiring in 1961 as a lieutenant colonel, he continued to serve the Army as a civilian in Europe and Washington, D.C., until his retirement in 1972, when he moved to Belfast. There, he was chair of the Harbor Committee, was a city councilor, served on the City Planning Board, and was chair of the Comprehensive Plan Committee. At one time, he was a member of the Belfast Rotary Club, president of the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association, and chair of the Waldo County General Hospital’s Board of Directors. He was a deacon and a trustee of the First Church in Belfast and was a division captain in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Surviving are his wife, Jannetta Jennings Shaw, whom he married in 1943; a son, Eben R. Shaw of Appleton; two daughters, Anne H. Shaw of Belfast and Jane E. Shaw of Manchester, NH; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.