David Livermore Shaw, 71, of St Marys, GA passed away Saturday, March 7,
2015 after a brief illness.
Born September 9, 1943 in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Richard
L. and Barbara (Livermore) Shaw.
He was educated in Connecticut schools and was graduated from Franklin and
Marshall College with a BA in English in 1965. He worked for over 40 years
for Pratt & Whitney Corporation as a technical writer, preparing overhaul
and maintenance data for commercial jet engines, retiring in 2010. Among
his industry activities he was a delegate to the national study group for
Simplified Technical English and was that group’s president in the early
David’s lifelong love of trains resulted in his contributing to several
model railroad dioramas in the St Marys and Kingsland area. David was one
of the original players for St. Marys Little Theatre and performed for
nearly every production at Theater by the Trax over the past four years. His
most noted role was that of Admiral Cockburn during the War of 1812. David
was also an avid volunteer for the St. Marys Express, hosting railcars for
every train ride and performing in such roles as Uncle Sam and Santa Claus.
A warrior to the end, David’s valiant (but silent) fight for life was
indicative of his strong nature and understated elegance.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 2 pm at
Theater by the Trax. Friends and fans are encouraged to attend.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Shaw of St Marys GA and two
stepchildren, Maureen McGrath of St Marys and Patrick McGrath of Middletown,
CT, also a sister Deborah Shaw of Dandridge TN, and a brother Jonathan Shaw
of Rockport TX, as well as numerous cousins.
Contributions in David’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, or Theater by the Trax.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of