Donald Joseph Shaw Jr., 50, a great man known for his love of people and humor, died peacefully at his home Oct. 27, 2016.
Don was born in Chelsea, Mass., in 1965, the son of Mildred Arnold Shaw and the late Donald J. Shaw Sr. In 1999 he married the former Heather Mangan of Bear Creek.
In addition to Heather, his wife, Don is survived by their children, Don and Dillon Shaw, both at home. He is also survived by his mother, Mildred Shaw; brothers, Daniel and his wife, Betsy Shaw, and Douglas Shaw; and a sister, Debra Dowless.
He graduated from Quakertown High School in 1983, and from Wilkes University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He played on both soccer and baseball teams for Wilkes. He is a member of the Quakertown Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the Wilkes University Sports Hall of Fame.
Don worked for Whiteman Tower for 24 years as VP of packaging, then Lindenmeyr Munroe as general manager of packaging for five years.
Don served as assistant coach for Wilkes University men’s soccer for 12 years. He also served as coach for White Haven Baseball’s T-Ball, Little League and Majors teams, and as assistant coach for the Mountain Top American Legion baseball team.
Don was a force of nature, hardworking and full of integrity. He loved people, his family and friends and having fun. He especially loved the Boston Red Sox and Patriots teams.
A celebration of Don’s life will begin Tuesday, with visitation from 5 to 8 p. m. at McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St.,Wilkes-Barre, and continue Wednesday, November 2. with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a. m. in the Church of St. Jude, Mountain Top.
Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the St. Jude’s Church Building Fund, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707.
Memories and condolences may be shared with Don’s family at www.lifecelebrations.com.