Ed Shields

Ed Shields, 86

James “ Ed” Edward Shields, died in Poulsbo on March 28. He was 86 years old.

He was born to John Edward and Anice Mary (Jones) Shields on Jan. 2, 1916 in Seattle.

He graduated from Garfield High School in 1934, the University of Washington in 1930 and received his MA from Harvard University in 1940.

On Sept. 21, 1940, he married J. Louise Mangrum in Seattle.

For most of his working life he was involved in Sheilds Family Cod Fishing. He also did commercial crabbing (Alaskan King Crab) and retired after 20 years with the Coast Guard where he was a Chief Engineer, Aids to Navigation Division.

He was a member and past master of Warren G. Harding Masonic Lodge No. 260 F. & A.M. in Poulsbo for 58 years.

The producer of a well-known television documentary on cod fishing, he also wrote and published the book “Salt of the Sea” and was a past president of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo.

He is survived by his wife J. Louise Shields of Poulsbo; sons James E. (Virginia) Shields, Poulsbo and David G. (Karen) Shields, Bremerton; daughter Judith S. (Kenneth) Fuhrer, Poulsbo; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Trombley and a brother, John R. Shields, M.D.

Visitation will be Monday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stone Chapel in Poulsbo. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2 at First Lutheran Church Cemetery in Poulsbo. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo. Burial will be at First Lutheran Church Cemetery in Poulsbo.

Memorial donations may be made to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, Ore. 97201.

An on-line memorial may be viewed at www.lewischapel.com

Arrangements are by Stone Chapel in Poulsbo.