Albert Shaw

Obituary of Albert C. Shaw

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Albert C. Shaw died at home on Wednesday afternoon, February 14; he was 85 years old. Mr. Shaw was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on May 26, 1921. He married Isabel Fraser in 1943. They were happily married for 57 years until her death in December of 2000. They resided in Glassboro since 1958. During World War II, Mr. Shaw served as a navigator in the US Army Air Corps from 1943 until 1946. While stationed in England, he flew more than twenty-five missions over Nazi Germany. After his discharge, he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at New York University. Mr. Shaw was a highly respected teacher for 38 years. While teaching at New Providence High School in 1955, Mr. Shaw wrote articles on education for the local newspaper. These articles came to the attention of Dr. Thomas E. Robinson, President of Glassboro State Teachers College, who invited Mr. Shaw to become a Professor of Philosophy and Director of Public Relations. Mr. Shaw joined the faculty that year. He edited the Tower Chimes and other college publications. For a number of years Mr. Shaw served as Dean of Men, residing in Mullica Hall, then a men's dormitory. Mr. Shaw was Glassboro State's first professor of Philosophy. He founded the Department of Philosophy and introduced courses in logic. He received a number of awards for teaching excellence. Of Mr. Shaw, college president, Dr. Robinson, once said: He is the wisest of all of us. At 68 years of age in 1989, Mr. Shaw retired from Glassboro State. At home, Mr. Shaw was an accomplished cabinet maker. He was a member of Omega and a local Great Books Club. He is survived by his daughter Linda Shaw of Cranbury, NJ, brother Robert Csuha, grandsons Douglas and Jamie Smith and great grand daughter Briana Smith. Funeral service Saturday at 10:30am in the KELLEY FUNERAL HOME, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Entombment Eglington Mausoleum, Clarksboro. Those desiring may make a contribution to the Parkinson's Foundation, NJ Chapter, PO Box 214, Elizabeth, NJ 07207. .
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