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Donald Dale Shawver


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Donald Dale Shawver Obituary
Donald Dale Shawver, 61, passed away on January 2, 2017, after a courageous two-year battle with lung cancer. He was born in Hollywood, CA, the son of Dale and Doralee Shawver. Don attended Duarte High School, where he took a leave to attend the fire academy. In 1975, Don was hired by Arcadia Fire Department. He spent many years ascending the ranks from Firefighter, Paramedic/Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal, to Division Chief, where he retired. Don was recognized for his exceptional service and named Firefighter of the Year in 1990. He was a member of FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security USAR team, where he rendered aide at the Oklahoma City bombing, the Pentagon after 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. Don was instrumental in the teaching and training of many firefighters. Above all, Don was a family man. He was married to his beautiful wife, Janet, on June 7, 1986. They welcomed two beautiful daughters. Don enjoyed traveling to Lake Havasu with his family and friends, coaching softball, and riding his Harley. Don is survived by his father and mother, Dale and Doralee Shawver, his wife Janet, daughter Lindsay (Trevor) Kearns, daughter Kayla (Cory) Aguiar, sister Debbie (Rob) Watson, brother Jeff (Janet) May. The family is welcoming Don's first grandchild, Ryker, in May. A funeral will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, in Arcadia, CA, on Saturday, January 7th, at 11am.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 7, 2017
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