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Nancy Shaw-Jordan, born August 13, 1941, in Erie, Pa. passed into the next realm of life on Monday, July 15, 2013 in Erie surrounded by herloving family.

Nancy was the proud mother of three children, their spouses, their children, and grandchildren: Lauri Lyn Jewell (Jon) of Erie, John Jordan (Kathy Gagliardi) of Knotts Island, N.C., and Marci Jo Stahlman (ex-husband David) of Waunakee, Wis.; four grandchildren, Johnnee Jordan, John andAshli Jordan, and David Stahlman III; three great-grandchildren, Jade, Chloe and Lilia Jordan; three step-grandchildren, Steven (Mary), Caitlin and Gerard Jewell; two step-great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Marlene; her sister, Diane Boddorf; two nieces, Carolyn Sue and Linda and one nephew, Charles, their spouses and several grand-nieces and nephews. She unconditionally loved and treasured each and every one of them.

Preceding her in death were her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. John Shaw; herbrother, John Shaw, Jr.; a baby, Joseph Dee; her loving ex-husband, John L. Jordan; her grandparents; her brother-in-law, Chuck Boddorf; and her good friend, Bobby Collarini of Punxsutawney.

Nancy was a cum laude graduate of Indiana University of PA receiving her B.A. and A.A. in the Criminology field. She also received her PA certifications as an Addictions Practitioner, a Criminal Justice Professional, and an International Criminal Justice Professional. She received her Domestic Violence Counselor certification through the PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She served as the Director of the SafeNet Legal Clinic until her retirement (1990-2004) and taught domestic violence anger intervention classes to men (1998 to present).

Nancy was honored by Punxsutawney, Pa., when she was named "Woman of the Year" in 1970. The situation of victims of domestic violence in Erie County experienced many helpful changes in the systems that were a direct result of the fortitude, persistence and hard work of Nancy Shaw-Jordan. Nancy was also a breast cancer survivor.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday at 1:35 p.m. at St. Mary Episcopal Church, 662 Silliman Ave., with Rev. Shawn Clerkin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Regional Cancer Center, 2500 W. 12th St., Erie, Pa. 16505. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on July 17, 2013
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