HOWLAND - John R. "Jack" Shaw, M.D., 72, formerly of Riverside, Calif., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Just Like Home.
Jack was born Dec. 18, 1940, in San Francisco, the son of John and Mildred Shaw.
He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and received a Bachelor of Science at Bio Ripon College. Jack retired in December 2011 from his family practice in Riverside, Calif., after 43 years.
He was a member of Riverside County Medical Association, California Medical Association, American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Practice.
Dr. Shaw was a humanitarian who truly loved people. He was known to say, "Smile through the tears, and remember the good times. One day the tears will go away, and the smiles will remain." The love and hope he gave to so many will live on.
Jack served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea Shaw, whom he married Feb. 14, 1989; four children, John R. Shaw II of Boulder, Colo., Andrew Hayden Shaw of Los Angeles, Adam (Melissa) Shaw of Riverside, Calif., and Sarah (Robert) Martin of Wheeling, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jack, Ellie, Emma and Opal; and a half-brother, Gary (Charlotte) Eckert of St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Ray Eckert.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. Service will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Baker officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to hospice of the donor's choice.
The family would like to thank the Rev. Jeff Baker of Christ Episcopal Church, Over the Rainbow and Just Like Home for all the support and kind caring they gave John and the family; and Dr. Shaw's office staff, whom he referred to as his "A Team," for their unparalleled dedication.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiand-sonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Shaw family.