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Samuel D. Shie

Samuel D. ShieSamuel D. Shie, age 69, of Piqua, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his residence.

Born May 24, 1943, in Sidney, he was a son to Martha A. "Pat" (Konz) Shie of Piqua and the late Virgil A. "Pete" Shie.

He was a 1961 graduate of Piqua Central High School, obtained his bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in 1965 and additionally obtained his master's degree in Music Education.  His long and effective career as a music educator included Massillon Washington High School, Taft High School of Hamilton, Springfield High School of Bergholz, and Edison South High School, Richmond from which he retired.  Additionally, he served as organist and choir director of several churches including First Presbyterian Church of Carrollton, St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Steubenville, and the Presbyterian Church of Hamilton.  He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was an avid Ohio State University football fan.

In addition to his mother, Sam is survived by a son, Phillip D. Shie of Columbus; and two sisters, Patsy (Andrew) Passmore II of Sparks, MD, and Peggy (Jay) Darner of Cedarville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary M. Burkhart, whom he married Sept. 5, 1964, in Orrville and who passed away in 1986; his father and a special friend, Sherry Schmied.

A service to honor his life will begin Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joseph M. Hinds officiating.  His family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356.  An additional service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, OH 43952 with Fr. Steven McKeown officiating.  Private burial will be in Westview Cemetery of Carroll County.  Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.