Robert Shaw Jr.

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Shaw, Jr., Robert Leland Robert Leland Shaw, Jr. -- passed away peacefully at home December 2, 2010. Bob will be remembered here on earth for his friendship, leadership, courage, sense of humor, and faith. Over the last two years he fought pancreatic cancer with grace and humor, and his optimistic, yet realistic, attitude was an example for all who knew him. Born January 6, 1954 in Dallas, TX to Robert L. Shaw and JoAnn Cantwell Shaw. He was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Richardson High School and the University of Texas, where he was a member and president of the Kappa Alpha Order and a member of the Silver Spurs. Bob was a member and president of the Dervish Club. On December 3, 1983 he married Ann Bruns, they have four sons: Bobby, John, Will and Peter. Bob was a principal in the architecture firm Smithgroup/F&S where he started working in 1978; he was active in the Dallas AIA where he served as president in 1993 and held leadership positions in Texas Society of Architects. An active community volunteer, Bob was a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and a leader in BSA troop 70. A lifelong member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, he served as a Sunday School teacher and Elder. In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by his brothers Steve; David and wife, Blair; Allan and wife, Cyndi; Bill and wife, Lisa; and brother-in-law John Bruns and wife Bet; nieces and nephews David, Madeline, and Charlie Shaw; Leah and Anna Shaw, Holly and Hannah Kelley, and Hayden Shaw, and Abby, Will, Jack, and Caroline Bruns. A special thank you to Dr. John Warner, Dr. Jonathan Dowell, and Devrie Hahn for the exceptional care and guidance they have provided over the last several years. A memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church; memorials may be made to the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Highland Park Presbyterian Church Foundation, or the Southwestern Medical Foundation. Bob will be missed, but never forgotten.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 4, 2010
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