David L. Shaw of Tucson died on November 27, 2013 of metastatic melanoma. He was born on October 5, 1936, in Hammond, Indiana. He was a graduate of Purdue University, after which he served in the 82nd Airborne Div. of the U.S. Army. He was an electronics engineer specializing in radar design with General Dynamics, Hughes Missile Co., and Raytheon. He helped develop the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System used on every ship in the U.S. Navy. Upon retirement he became an artist with wood, and was a member of Desert Artisans in Tucson, with his creations appearing in several galleries throughout the west. He was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church on Old Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson. He will be remembered as an always smiling, caring individual loved by all he met. He is survived by wife, Connie; son, Andy and daughter-in-law, Priscilla; grandsons, Liam and Declan of San Mateo, CA; daughter, Jen and son-in-law, Lucas Grassi of Oakland, CA; brother, Frederick Shaw and sister-in-law, Carol of Plattsburg, NY; brother, Stan Shaw and sister-in-law, Lynne Shaw of Lake Hartwell, GA. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church. Donations in his name may be submitted to the Wounded Warriors Project, the Melanoma Research Foundation, or to the St. Alban's Memorials Fund. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 1, 2013