Raymond G. Shawl

Oct. 1, 1936 - Feb. 19, 2019



     Friday, February 22, 2019
     4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

     Saturday, February 23, 2019
     Noon - 2:00 P.M.


Funeral Services:

     Saturday, February 23, 2019
     2:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.



     Maple Grove Cemetery
     Friendship, NY


may be made to:

     Home Care and Hospice

     The Hart Comfort House

     Cuba Memorial Hospital
     Palliative Care Unit.

Raymond G. “Ted” Shawl
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather
Raymond G. “Ted” Shawl, 82, of 4430 Rte. 275, Friendship, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Cuba Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit after a short illness.

Born on October 1, 1936, in Wellsville, New York, he was a son of Raymond and Genevieve Simons Shawl. On June 30, 1962, in Andover, New York he married his wife of 56 years, the former Ruth A. Waters who survives.

Ted attended Alfred-Almond, Belmont, and last Andover Central Schools. From the age of 16-21 he worked on a farm and on his 21st birthday he went to work for the Allegany County Department of Public Works starting as a foreman, then crane maintenance and operator and eventually became a bridge foreman retiring December 21, 1991.

Some of his highlights in his career were using his crane to place the Cross on top of Christ United Church in Olean, cleaning the Belmont falls with a drag bucket, using his crane to place anything possible on the banks of the Genesee River to protect Jones Memorial Hospital during the flood of 1972, and the proud construction of multiple bridges throughout the county.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening, picking flowers for his wife, horses and horse pulls, but when recently asked about one his greatest life achievements he quickly answered, “My Children Mike and Heidi, my sister Alice, and being married to the same woman for so many years”.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Michael (Ellen) Shawl of Friendship; a daughter, Heidi (John) Pockey of Black Creek; three grandchildren, Anthony (Erin) Shawl, Katie “Bug” (Derek) Morris, and Thomas Galatio; four great grandchildren, Austyn, Tanner, Bailey, and Eileigh; a sister, Alice (Harry) Hurd of Cuba; an uncle, Michael Simons of Belvedere; a sister in law, Sandra Shawl of Cuba; one niece, one nephew, and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother William Shawl.

The family will receive friends at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4-6 P.M. and on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from Noon until 2:00 P.M. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Marc Chamberlain of Genesis Bible Church will officiate.

Burial and committal services will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, New York.

Memorial suggestions include Home Care and Hospice, the Hart Comfort House, and Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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