Shawn Thomas Trares Ph.D.
Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes - Maplewood
7456 Manchester Rd
St. Louis, MO
Trares, Shawn Thomas Ph.D. April 19, 2011. Dearest husband of Angelica (nee Acosta) Trares: devoted father to Elayna an Samuel Trares; loving son of Patti (nee Tamme) Trares and Thomas Trares; dear brother of Melissa (Kurt) Jackson, Michael Trares and Kimberly (Lonnie) TraresJordan; dear son-in-law of Jose and Donna Acosta; dear brotherin-law of Alex (Cheryl) Acosta; our dear uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Shawn graduated from CBC High School in 1998 and obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Organization Psychology from St. Louis University. He was employed as a Research Scientist at PDRI, Arlington, VA. Shawn will be sadly missed by his family and friends whom he loved and loved him so much throughout his life. Services: Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from St. James the Greater Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Monday, 4-8 p.m. at JAY B. SMITH Funeral Home, 7456 Manchester. Tributes at

Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Apr. 24, 2011.
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Dear Patti and Family,
I was very deeply saddened to hear that Shawn made his transition.My sympathy goes out to all of you. Patti,you are such a loving and devoted mother and friend ,I know this has to be one of the most difficult times in your life right now.Please know that I have you in my prayers all the time and God is holding you, Shawn and the family in his arms.
Please call me when you are ready to talk; Pam and I want to be there for you.
Love , Kelli 913-432-0044
Kelli Dubinsky
April 27, 2011
We are thinking of you here in Maryland. With Love, Steven, Gina, Vera, and Ruby Russell
Gina Magyar-Russell
April 26, 2011
Patti and Family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear that Shawn made his transition. My heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Patti, I know you are surrounded and held by the love of family and friends that can be there with you. As time passes and you have time to talk to your ol' college buddy, give me a call...913-648-5859.
Love and prayers,
Pam Courson
April 26, 2011
Our prayers are with you.
Mike Murphy
April 26, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Shawn's family. I know he will be missed by them all. I am soo sorry for your loss.
Libby Shiang
April 26, 2011
My deepest sympathies.
Michele Felton
April 26, 2011
Deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Robert, Katie, Colin and Zach
Robert Sprung
April 26, 2011
Dear Angie and Family:

Words cannot express our deep sorrow for your loss. Please carry our love with you always. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The Webber Family
April 25, 2011
Where to start….Angie has always been such a big part of my life. She is more than my cousin; she is one of my dearest friends. When she found Shawn and they decided to share their lives together, he too became a big part of my life.
I was lucky enough to meet Shawn early on in their relationship and share a walk with him and Angie to Ted Drewes a time or two on my visits to St. Louis. It was a lot of fun getting to know Shawn and we shared many laughs. I was excited for Shawn and Angie as they seemed to click in a way that would leave them inseparable. I was also blessed to be included in their wedding party and share in their marriage celebration. What a happy day that was! I think our legs still hurt from dancing all night.
We have always kept in touch. One summer Shawn and Angie visited Minnesota. We had a great time and Shawn became fondly known to our oldest son as “The Claw”.
We are all so sad to hear of Shawn’s passing. He was a great husband, a devoted father, and a loving cousin. We will all miss him very much.
Please know our hearts go out to you during this time of sadness. We hope that your memories of Shawn will give you comfort.
We love you!
The Moreno's
Carrie Moreno
April 25, 2011
I am so sorry for your lose. Praying that the Lord gives you strength to get through this difficult time.
Love, Sharon Woehrle
Sharon Woehrle
April 25, 2011
I am so sorry.There are no words to express my heartache for you. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family.
Carol Faulkner
April 25, 2011
Angie - Our hearts break for you and your family. Our deepest sympathy. Please know we will always be here for you.
Michele & Jim Stewart
April 25, 2011
You will be greatly missed as you were a brilliant young man who thought in only the way PhD can. You were always able to frame problems into pictures (models), explain them to others and achieve results. I feel blessed to have studied side by side with you at SLU. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dana Borchert
April 25, 2011
Our family's prayers are with all of you. We all will remember the moments we had with Shawn and his family. The magnitude of this loss is very difficult for all. My brother-in-law left us far too soon and the sorrow for this loss will not be easy to bear.
Alex Acosta
April 24, 2011
Tom & Kimberly....I will keep you in my prayers that you may have the strength to endure the heartbreaking loss of your son/ brother.
Deb Dougherty
April 24, 2011
Tom, Patti & Family, We are deeply saddened over Shawn's passing. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time...
Mark & Angela Bouillon
April 24, 2011
Kimberly and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your many happy memories of Shawn bring you some comfort.
Jackie Scheible
April 24, 2011
Dear Patti,

Words are inadequate to express the sadness I feel. Wishing you hope and peace during this difficult time.
I thinking of you often and wish you hope in the mist of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.

I'm most grateful for your friendship and am always available to help. I greatly admire your strength and courage.

Now I know why you are such a wonderful role model to your students, who truly love you. Indeed, you are a very special person. God Bless You.


Marlene Bake
Marlene Bake
April 24, 2011
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