Harry R. Shaw
Retired diesel mechanic was Navy vet, NRA member
Harry R. Shaw, 75, of Vanderbilt, passed away peacefully Wenesday, January 16, 2013, at the home of his son, John Shaw, in Fredericktown, Washington County.
He was born December 28, 1937, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Jonas and Laura Snyder Shaw.
Mr. Shaw had resided in Vanderbilt since 1967 and was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School in Mt. Pleasant, Class of 1955.
Prior to his retirement, he was a diesel mechanic for the State Equipment Co. in Monroeville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1956 to 1960 and was stationed in New Zealand during Operation Deep Freeze. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a former member of the former Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Dawson.
Mr. Shaw will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving children, Mark Shaw of Grindstone, John Shaw of Fredericktown, Jim Shaw and wife Kelley of Uniontown and Karen Schenken of Granville, Ohio; grandchildren Joshua, Mark, Eric, Zoe and Alexander; and a great-grandson, Joshua J. Harry.
Mr. Shaw was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, deceased are his wife, Phyllis P. Thomas Shaw, whom he married September 15, 1961; a grandson, Brandon Shaw; brothers Joseph John, Robert James, William, Harman Waddell, Jonas Jr., Edward Charles and Thomas K. Shaw; and sisters Margaret Bowers, Lorraine Bowers, Grace Zaucha and an infant sister.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, with the Rev. Marvin C. Watson officiating. A military service will follow in the funeral home by Connellsville Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Trotter American Legion honor guard. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.