Edward James Shaw (1954 - 2014)

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Edward James Shaw
10-06-54/3-08-14

Lifelong Alaskan Edward J. Shaw, 59, died March 08, 2014, at his brother's home in Anchorage, Alaska of natural causes.
A private service will be held at a date to be determined, cremation services are being provided by Legacy Funeral Home's Bragaw Chapel.
Ed was born in San Diego on October 06, 1954, his father Jim (in the Marine Corp. at the time) and mother (Alice) were also lifelong Alaskans.
He lived in Ketchikan until 1968 and went to High School in Juneau, where he remained until the mid 1970's. The remainder of his life was spent in the Wasilla and Anchorage areas.
He belonged to Alaska Laborer's Union and worked on several projects in the Anchorage area, to include Springhill Elementary School, Chinook Elementary School, East High School and Nicholas Begich Middle School. He also worked on the original Trans-Alaska Pipeline project. In Juneau he helped construct both the Mendenhall Valley Sewage Treatment Plant and a phase of the Snettisham Hydroelectric Plant. He retired in 2012.
Eddie is survived and loved very, very, much by his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Linda, nephews and their spouses; Scott (Lori), Ronnie (Dominque), and Mikey, grand-nieces; Corina, Courtney, Sydney and Karlie.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice and his brother, Ron.
Ed was special to our family, had ways to keep others grounded, laughter was always in the room, and he will be missed tremendously.
In lieu of flowers, cards and gifts the family asks that donations be sent to a group that helped Ed in a time of need. Please donate generously to TJM Western Transitional Services-PO BOX 211542 Anchorage, Alaska 99521.
Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Witzleben Funeral Home. To share words of comfort with the family please visit legacyalaska.com.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Mar. 20, 2014
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