JOHN MATHEW SHIELDS, 66, of Lake Placid, N.Y. died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Horace Nye Home in Elizabethtown, N.Y. Mr. Shields was born March 20, 1947 in Utica, N.Y. He is the son of the late James Redmond Shields Sr. and the late Edith (Oakley) Shields. There are no calling hours. A private service with family and friends will be held to celebrate John's life at the convenience of the family. The M.B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements. The family of John M. Shields wishes to thank his wonderful friends in Lake Placid for their exceptional care and love.