SHAWEN, Harley “Jim”, age 94, of Kettering, passed away on September 18, 2021. Harley was born in Dayton, on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1926. Harley was a 1944 graduate of Fairview High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps. He proudly served aboard the USS Oregon City cruiser, and the USS Lake Champlain “Champ” aircraft carrier during World War II. He enjoyed his Marine Corps reunions, camaraderie, stories shared, and places visited. “Once a Marine, Always a Marine”.
Harley retired from NCR after 43 years, working in both Dayton and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He held over a dozen US patents while with NCR. From 1956-1972, Harley enjoyed being the CYO basketball coach at St. Albert the Great school. In retirement, Harley and his wife Connie enjoyed traveling the US and overseas. Upon retirement, they purchased a winter home at Southwinds MHP in Sarasota, Florida. He cherished his years with his wife Connie, and the family they created. Harley was a loving, generous, and proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Harley was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Connie; and great grandsons, Ethan and Landon Shawen. Left to cherish his memory are his children; Mike (Debbie) Shawen of Xenia, OH, Patti Shawen of Dayton, OH, David (Amy) Shawen of Tigard, OR, and Gregg (Sheila) Shawen of Kettering, OH; grandchildren, Trevor (Kristy) Shawen of Somerset, NJ, Derek (Kari) Shawen of Bellbrook, OH, Preston (Megan) Shawen of Kettering, OH, Chelsea (Mitch) Schlagbaum of Tigard, OR, Cooper Shawen of Eugene, OR, Nathan Shawen of Beaverton, OR, Dayton (Katie) Shawen of Kettering, OH, and Oliver Shawen of Kettering, OH; great-grandchildren, Max, Aurelia, Brinley, Harley, Allie, Bentley, and Savannah.
Family will greet friends from 5:00pm-7:00pm Thursday, September 30 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 1 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.