BELFAST – Lieutenant Colonel Frank H. Shaw, USA (Ret.), 85, passed away Feb. 8, 2006, at his residence in Belfast. He was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Yokohama, Japan, the son of Richard and Marian (Hazeltine) Shaw of Belfast. At the age of five, he and his family moved to the Philippines where they lived until 1934, when his family returned to the United States. He attended high school at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and was attending Bowdoin College when he entered the service. Lieutenant Colonel Shaw enlisted in the Army at Bangor in October of 1941 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps in June of 1942. In October 1943, he married Jannetta Jennings of Belfast at Fort Lewis, Wash., just prior to his departure for duty overseas. During most of World War II, he served with the 17th Signal Operations Battalion which furnished communications support to headquarters First U.S. Army. The battalion operated first in England and later on the continent from D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy to the end of hostilities in May of 1945. During his career, Shaw served tours in Korea prior to the 1953 armistice, Puerto Rico, and again in Europe with the Eighth Signal Battalion of the Eighth Infantry Division and with Headquarters U.S. Army Europe. After retirement from active duty, he continued to serve the army as a civilian in Europe and Washington D.C. Upon his retirement from federal service in June of 1972, Shaw moved to Belfast with his family and became active in community affairs. He was a member and chairman of the Harbor Committee for a number of years, was a city councilor, served on the City Planning Board and on the Comprehensive Plan Committee of which he was chairman for five years. At one time he was a member of the Belfast Rotary Club, serving as its secretary/treasurer during part of that period. He also was president of the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Waldo County General Hospital. As a member of the First Church in Belfast, he served on a number of occasions as a trustee and deacon. Shaw and his wife Jannetta were enthusiastic sailors and cruised the waters of Penobscot Bay and competed a number of years in the Retired Skippers Race. His interest in boating led him to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary where he attained rank of division captain, overseeing the activities of five state of Maine flotillas. Lieutenant Colonel Shaw is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Jannetta Knowlton Jennings of Belfast; one son, Eben R. Shaw and his wife, Elizabeth, of Appleton; two daughters, Anne Hazeltine Shaw of Belfast and Jane Edson Shaw of Manchester, N.H.; and six grandchildren, Jessica Woods and husband, Blade, of Belfast, Michael Pond and wife, Danielle, of Laconia, N.H., Sterling Pond of Manchester, N.H., Brashua Gero of Manchester, N.H., Jebb and Jannetta Shaw of Appleton; and great-grandchildren, Maggie Pond and Levi Woods; also many loving nieces and nephews. A celebration of life with military honors will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at First Church, Belfast, officiated by the Rev. Katie Winters and the Rev. Joel Krueger. Those who wish may make memorial donations to First Church, 8 Court St., Belfast, ME 04915 or Waldo County Oncology Clinic or Hospice of Waldo County, P.O. Box 772, Belfast, ME 04915.