Larry Mayfield Shaw
Born: June 5, 1939 At Peace: March 27, 2018
Larry M. Shaw, aka Poppy, was born June 5, 1939 in Joliet, Illinois, to the late Henrietta C. Shaw (nee Rogina) and the late John Baxter Shaw, passed away at age 78 on March 27, 2018.
Beloved son-in-law to the late Earl Robbins and late Theda Faye, brother to the late John (Jack) B. Shaw Jr, his sister-in-law Theda (Pat) Stahl (nee Robbins), and his nephews John (Johnny) B. Shaw and Mark Stahl.
Larry graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1957. He earned degrees from Joliet Junior College, Northern Illinois University and Lewis University. Larry was a Business Education teacher and Assistant Business Manager in Joliet Township District 204, teaching at Joliet East, Joliet West and the retiring from Joliet Central High School after over 30 years of service.
Larry was the beloved husband of E. Rosemary Shaw (nee Robbins), his son Kevin Shaw (Kimmy Van Loo Shaw), son Brian Shaw (Mary Baudendistel Shaw) and daughter Stacey Shaw; his identical twin brother, Lee Shaw (Gail Galster), sister-in-law Carol Shaw (nee Crowley); and his grandchildren, Mikayla, Rachel, Anne, Amanda, Katie, Joey, Jacob, Tanya, Bailee, Alayna, and Emma and nieces and nephews, Terry, David, Peggy, Ben, Sandy, Tim, Kim, Kristy, Jeff and Jennifer.
Larry has bravely battled many illnesses and surgeries during his lifetime. He was a kind, caring man who loved his wife of 57 years and his family. Poppy’s grandchildren were the love of his life. Other favorites were his summer camper at the lake, racing, a good ‘ol western movie and morning coffee with his brother Lee and friends at Louie’s.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the Celebration of Larry’s Life at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home in Joliet, IL. Visitations will be held Monday, April 2nd from 3:00 – 7:00 pm and Tuesday, April 3rd from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Service will be held at 11:00 am followed by a graveside ceremony at Woodlawn Memorial Park with luncheon to follow.
Special thanks to the many special care givers, numerous doctors and nursing staff that cared for Larry, especially Dr. Robert S. Schubert, Dr. Beata Kisiel, Dr. Divyesh Bhatt and to our wonderful family, friends, and neighbors who supported us through good times and bad.
Donations may be made to Joliet Central High School in Larry’s name to establish a student scholarship.