Joseph William Shaw
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AGE: 79 • formerly of Holmdel
Joseph William Shaw, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Joseph was born in Braddock, PA and was a lifelong Steelers fan. He recently relocated to Brentwood, TN after living in Holmdel, NJ for the previous 20 years.
He is survived by the true love of his life and beautiful wife of 57 years, Colleen Marie Shaw as well as his six devoted children, Linda A. Vazquez, Joseph W. Shaw Jr., Gary A. Shaw, Robert H. Shaw, Michael E. Shaw, Laurie A. McGrory and 21 grandchildren that will truly miss the love and warmth of their "Pap Pap."
He graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and earned his Executive MBA from Harvard University. He was in the ROTC program while pursuing his undergraduate degree and also spent 4 years after graduation as a navigator in the United States Air Force. He had a very distinguished and successful career at AMAX Specialty Metals and Dow Chemical and retired from Dow as VP of Finance in 1995. He was a member and usher at St. Catharine's Parish in Holmdel, NJ.
As per his wishes, there was a private family ceremony at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood, TN. A funeral mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. on February 2nd at St. Catharine's Church in Holmdel, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Joseph has requested that those wishing to remember him, please make a donation to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2013