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1929 Harry 2023

Harry Edward Shaw

December 13, 1929 — January 12, 2023

Shaker Heights

Harry E. Shaw   The beloved husband of the late Patricia H. Shaw (nee Hussey); the dear father of Nancy Shaw Goldsmith (James A.) of Shaker Hts., OH and Harry E. Shaw of Lutrell, TN; dear grandfather of David S. Goldsmith (Abigail), Elizabeth S. Goldsmith and Brien Shaw. 

Harry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his MBA from Duquesne University while working full-time with two small children. Harry spent his entire career in Sales and Marketing in the Steel Industry, first with J&L Steel/LTV Steel/Republic Steel, and then Chicago Tube & Iron. Harry’s job moved him and his family from Pittsburgh to St. Louis, to Overland Park, Kansas, to Solon, Ohio and then to Buffalo Grove, Illinois. After the passing of his beloved wife, Pat, Harry moved back to the Cleveland area to be closer to his daughter and her family. Harry was always active in the community. While in Solon, Harry was very involved in the Lions Club of Solon, Ohio, where he served as President from 1979 – 1980. While in Buffalo Grove, Harry got involved in the Friends of the Parks Foundation, where he served on the Board from 2003 until his retirement in 2016 and served as Vice President of the Board from 2008 – 2016. Harry and his wife Pat enjoyed traveling together. Their trip to Ireland was one of their favorite trips, as was the family cruise in the Mediterranean for their 50th Anniversary.
Harry was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base where he was a member of the Military Police and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant

Harry was best described by many who know him as a true gentleman. He was kind, thoughtful, and devoted to his family!

The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to Canine Companions Northern Ohio Chapter, c/o Treasurer, John Phillips, 5913 St. Rt. 7 Kinsman, OH 44428 (please write “Harry Shaw-DogFest in Memo line) or Ohio Guidestone, 3500 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. 

A Funeral Mass will be held, Friday January 20th at 10 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church,  10 North Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.  Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. 

Friends may call at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 North Arlington Rd., Arlington Hts., IL Thursday, January 19th from 4-6PM.

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