The Rev. Joseph O. Shaw, Jr. 100, who served UCC churches in Stratford and Morris, CT, died on June 20, 2017. He was 100 years old.
Born February 16, 1917, Rev. Shaw grew up in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Westside High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University and his Master's degree in Psychology from New York University. He also earned his Bachelor's degree of Divinity from Rochester-Colgate School of Divinity and became an ordained minister at Frenchtown, NJ, Baptist Church.
Rev. Shaw served as Pastor at a Congregational Church in Livionia, NY, before serving in Stratford and Morris. He was a member of the Fire Company in Morris, where he served as an EMT.
He retired to Spring Hill, Florida, in 1990, where he was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and Spring Hill Bible Church.
Rev. Shaw is survived by loving wife of 77 years, Mildred Shaw, his son Joe Shaw and his wife Nancy; his granddaughters, Cara-Lin Shaw Graham and her husband, John; Krista Shaw Komarek and Emily Biancamano and her husband Mike. Great Grandchildren, Erin Graham, Kayleigh Graham, Katie Komarek and Joseph Biancamano. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol.