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“I went to high school with Andrew and Wolfie (Dan). My deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: GINA BARBATO - SYRACUSE, NY

“Pastor Jim will always be remembered at the church in Redwood, ny. Was so good to visit with him and Polly. Such a nice couple. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lottie Bertram Bertram - hammond, NY

“My condolences to the entire Shaud family. I had the honor of knowing not only Jim and Polly but pr.Shaud's mother Helen as well. I have no words...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jenny (Gjertson) O'Laughlin - NY

“Jim and Polly were two of the finest people I have known. Loving, giving, faithful, genuinely nice. My thoughts and prayers to Andrew and Dan and...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donna and Paul Rogers - NY

“I have never met a man that influenced me more than Pastor Shaud. He was so kind and generous. While my kids were growing up he would always be...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Virginia Bird - Cicero, NY

“Thoughts of James and Polly stand out in my mind, as they had brought Andrew to cello lessons with me-back in the day. Always kind and friendly...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Robson - Liverpool, NY

“My deepest sympathy to Polly and Jim's family.It was a pleasure to have known Jim and your whole family, all those years in the Cicero-North Syracuse...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Williamn E Forth - Baldwinsville, NY

“What a dear pastor and man, Pastor Shaud was to us, in our first little "house church" next to the bank in Cicero. Our Koch family were charter...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Rouch - Estes Park, CO

“Sending prayers to the family From Ron and Marcia. Pastor Jim and Polly were good friends and our Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, Cicero, N.Y. for...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Ron and Marcia Bartel - FL

“My condolences to Jim's family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Jim when I served in Syracuse and as Central Crossroads Dean. He was...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Rev. John Van Haneghan - AK

“My family is a charter member of Faith. I remember when we held services in the old house on Rt. 11, even before we had the land where the current...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Panaro - Las Vegas, NV

“Pastor Shaud was the first Pastor we had when we moved to the Syracuse area. We joined in 1975 & remained members through 1986, helping the...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Deanna Pavlacka - Liverpool, NY


James Howard Shaud died peacefully on December 23rd in Needham, Massachusetts, following a brief illness. He was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in 1938. In high school he met the love of his life, Polly, while playing the flute in the band. They were married June 9, 1962 and had celebrated their 53rd anniversary before Polly's death in 2015. He was a graduate of Wabash College, and received a master's degree in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He later completed a doctorate in theology from Syracuse University.
He was called to found a Lutheran congregation in Cicero, New York in 1966, and remained a beloved pastor there until 2004. He was active in the life of the town of Cicero and served as president of the Cicero Historical Society. After 38 years at Faith Lutheran Church, he accepted a call to a dual parish in Redwood and Orleans, New York. In 2010, he and Polly retired to the Boston area.
He is survived by a brother, General John Shaud of Virginia; two sons, Andrew (and wife Jenifer) and Daniel (and wife Summer); and three grandchildren: Ephraim, Linus and Helen.
A memorial service will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 25th, at Faith Lutheran Church, 6142 State Route 31, Cicero, New York 13039, with reception to follow. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Faith Lutheran Church.

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Faith Lutheran Church

6142 State Route 31 Cicero, NY