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Gordon Shaw

Gordon Glen Shaw

Sunday, April 5th, 1936 - Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Gordon Glen Shaw, 83 of Tucson passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. Gordon is survived by his two children, daughter Julia Lynn Petersen (Bryan) of Nisswa, MN; son Jeffrey Gordon Shaw (Wendy) of Salina, KS. Gordon is also survived by his siblings, Carol Ann Meunier of Taneytown, MD and Harold Shaw (Betty) of Little River, SC and granddaughter, Ayla of Nisswa, MN and other family.

He was preceded in death by Wife, Carol Otto Shaw, Father, Colonel Glen E. Shaw and Mother, Gladys Shaw.

He was born on April 5th, 1936 to Colonel Glen E. and Gladys Shaw of Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He married Carol Otto Shaw on September 1, 1957 at Meridian Street Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN and served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Gordon and Carol spent most of their married life in Edina, MN, but also spent six years in Auckland, NZ and retired in Tucson, AZ in 1999. Gordon was a lifetime member of Rotary and an avid member of the Four Freshman Society attending many of their musical concerts across the country. Gordon was a member of Catalina Foothills Church where he was very active in the Sanctuary Choir, Bible studies and founded a Men’s Missions Group.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:00am at Adair Funeral Homes – Dodge Chapel on 1050 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Roessler Emeritus.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Friends of Sabino Canyon.
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Deb Ramsey

Posted at 10:52am
So sorry to lose another Purdue Boilermaker! Condolences to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Petersen Posted at 09:26pm

Deb, thank you for your condolences to my family and for your prayers-it truly means the world to us.

David Reed

Posted at 08:29pm
I could not be more proud or more grateful than to say that Gordon Shaw was my Godfather. A finer man you will never find. He was fascinating just to know. When I was young, I was always amazed by his stories of military service overseas. His employer 3M sent him to New Zealand for several years, and to this day I still cherish the calendars he and my Godmother Carol used to send to me. Even now as I write this my mind is awash in a flood of happy memories: his skill playing the organ and taking photographs, his beloved reel to reel audio tape machine (the only one I have ever seen), endless tales of traveling the globe, the picture perfect home in Edina, Minnesota. God bless you Gordon Shaw. Be at peace now again with your wonderful wife. Thank you for being a part of my life.

Julie Petersen Posted at 05:12pm

David, you are a precious part of our family always. Thank you for such an eloquent and beautiful tribute to our Dad. I would love to reconnect with you and Mike more fully! Find me on FB as Julie Shaw Petersen! Love to you and your family!

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