Michael C. Shaw

Michael C. Shaw of West Chester Michael C. Shaw, 64, of West Chester, passed away July 27, 2013 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. His family was at his side at the time of his passing. Born and raised in Detroit, Mike graduated from Redford High School in 1968 and Michigan State University in 1972. He volunteered to serve as a Naval officer and was assigned as a surface warfare officer aboard the U.S.S. Detroit from 1972 to 1974. After completing his naval service, he launched his corporate career in the Philadelphia area, working in labor relations management for such companies as Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lukens Steel and Rexnord. Mike will most be remembered by his family and friends for his unending sense of humor and compassion for the human spirit. His favorite pursuit was enjoying time with his family. A natural handyman, he took pride in the repairs he made to his house and cars and used each one as an excuse to acquire a newer and more powerful tool. He was inspired by music of all types from choral to Steely Dan. In addition to serving on the vestry, he sang with the Men and Boys Choir at Holy Trinity Church in West Chester for a number of years. More recently, he became a parishioner of The Cathedral Church of St. John's in Wilmington, Del. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Catherine; his sons, David (Tricia) and Timothy; daughter Laura; grandson Hayven; mother Avis Hinks; and brother Jay. He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos Cooper Shaw. Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service 11 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, where visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment is private Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com.

Funeral Home

DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home
410 North Church Street West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-1181
Published in The Daily Local on July 30, 2013