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Mike N Shaw


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Mike N Shaw Obituary
Michael Neal Shaw, born on November 6, 1948 in Fairfax, Virginia, the son of the late Joyce Phillips and the late Brigadier General Samuel Robert, passed away at age 69 on June 4 in Willits, California. Michael served in the Marine Corps in the Vietnam War and had an illustrious career coaching swimming for Olympic, collegiate and club teams before working as a teacher in the Willits Unified School District for 21 years. He was a beloved educator, teaching a diverse age-range of students (often referred to in the community as "Mike's class"), most recently at the Secondary Community Day School. A passionate and proficient gear head, Michael built cars and motorcycles and had a decades-long infatuation with martial arts and kickboxing. Michael was preceded in death by his brother, William. He is survived by his nephews, Samuel and Matthew. Friends, family, colleagues and former students are welcome to attend the memorial service, on Saturday, August 11 from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. at MacKerricher State Park (behind the Beachcomber Motel), 1111 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437.
Published in Willits News from Aug. 1 to Aug. 30, 2018
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