William G. Shear, Sr. - November 27, 2016

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SELKIRK – William G. Shear, Sr. (Wilbur), 65,  passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 27, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  Bill was a 30 year retiree of Conrail in Selkirk.  He loved to fly fish and ride his Side by Side.  He also loved his trip to Cheyenne, WY with Pam and spending time with his grandkids.

     Survivors include his children, Jen (Will) Moore, William (Jen) Shear, Jr., and Lauren Shear (Chris Peterson);  step-daughter, Sarah Ostrander;  loving partner, Pam Ostrander;  grandchildren;  Savannah, Taylor (Garrett), Makenzie, Addison, Jessie (James) Cayden and Shattarah;  great-grandson, Carson;  brothers, Mark (Sharon) and Brian (Pat) Shear;  several nieces and nephews;  and his best friend, Larry Albano.  Bill was predeceased by his parents, Mosher and Peggy Shear.

     A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date at the Halfway House in Ravena.  Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the American Cancer Society.