SHAW, COLONEL RONALD G., went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Dorothy, on 4 January, 2014. He is survived by, and will be forever missed by, his children, Karen Marie Hicks, Cynthia Anne Wantland (Michael), Linda Jean Shaw, Michael Joseph Shaw (Diane), and Stephen Paul Shaw, four grandchildren two great grandchildren, and sister, Sharon Cyrus of Annapolis, MD. Ron was born in Annapolis, MD on March 7, 1930. He attended Annapolis High School, Severn Preparatory School, and George Washington College. He entered the US Naval Academy in 1948 and graduated with a BS degree in Chemistry in 1952 and elected to enter the Air Force. During his illustrious 27 years in the military, he held many management and command positions at many duty stations all over the world. These include Hondo AFB, Bergstrom AFB, Naha AB, Okinawa, Japan, Maxwell AFB, AL, Hamilton AFB, CA, Savannakhet Laos, Phu Cat AB, Vietnam, Andrews AFB, MD, Buenos Aires, Argentina and his final assignment as Chief, Engine Division at Kelly AFB. He retired from active duty in 1975. His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service, Commendation Medal AF Commendation Medal, Korean and Vietnam Service Medal, U.N. Medals and many others. A brilliant man, he was fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian. He was a graduate from the Air and Staff College and earned a Master's of Science degree in Public Administration from George Washington University. After retirement, he remained active by teaching at Our Lady Of The Lake University and has been on the adjunct faculty of San Antonio College for the past 25 years. He also held positions on the chemical distribution business and opened "first mover" operation for a Mexican surfactant producer in the U.S. Additionally, he had his own business as a chemical consultant. Ron's hobbies included classical piano, reading and gardening.
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Published in The Capital on Jan. 9, 2014