- December 18, 1946 - April 2, 2017
- Warren, Michigan
of Robert's Passing
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“Hi, Marsha, I was sorry to here about Bob. He was one of a few people that Luigi, (Louie) liked from TACOM. They both liked softball. The last time I...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ruth DiLaura - Roseville, MI
“Marsha - Prayers and blessings to you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Although we only had the privilege to...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Travis & Gail Strickland - Warren, MI
“Some of the best times of my life were spent with Bob and the other guys on our softball teams. His memory will always be with me. Great game Bob (...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Lecuru - Oscoda, MI - Friend
“Wow! Sure going to miss him. Since the age of 10 Ive known him. Lots of baseball games and beers came our way and Bob was a special guy to have on...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Ron Mets - Chesterfield Twp., MI
“We would like to extend our condolences to the Shaw family on Bob's passing. May he rest in peace. Perhaps he saw Corky at the Rainbow Bridge.
5 of 11 | Posted by: John&Sue Durfee - Riley, MI
“Ions have passed since the days I would enjoy time with Bob but not many days go by when a happy thought of him comes to my mind or heart. He will...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Erin O'Rourke
“Bob we are going to miss you. We are sorry too see you leave all of us. As neighbors of a few years in his long life, we will miss him greatly having...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Greg Roxanne Thompson - Warren, MI
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the familyIn their time of sorrow..
8 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Pierrette Rabine - MI
“Always a wonderful sense of humor. A joke to be told always. Kind and a fun person to be around.
9 of 11 | Posted by: Judie O'Rourke - Troy, MI
“Bob was a great neighbor. Whenever we caught each other outside the conversations were pleasant. Bob was a kind and thoughtful neighbor. He will be...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ron and Kim Butkovich - Goodells, MI
“I have had the sincere pleasure of having Bob in my life for over 35 years. He was the brother I never had. We shared many great memories over the...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Georgine - Troy, MI - Friend
Robert Gordon Shaw, "Bob," age 70, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. Bob was born December 18, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Roscoe Breckner Shaw and the late Margaret Ann (nee: Cougler) Shaw.
Bob was raised in Detroit and attended both Finney and Osborne High Schools. He later served proudly in the United States Navy aboard the USS Sperry as a Shipfitter Petty Officer 3rd Class. Upon his honorable discharge from the military Bob returned home to Michigan.
Bob worked at Ford Motor Company before settling at the United States Tank Automotive Command in Warren, serving under civilian status for the Department of the Army. Bob worked for the Quality Assurance Deptartment inspecting and testing the M1 Abram tank for TACOM. He retired from the Logistic's Coordination Office after working for TACOM for over 30 years.
When Bob was not working he was passionate about the games of baseball and softball. Over the years he was an ardent fan of the Detroit Tigers and also played in the Tiger's Fantasy Camp alongside some of the great Tiger's veterans. Over the years he won and collected a multitude of trophies from softball teams and tournaments at Liberty Park. He was "The Associates" manager for many years and in 1993 watched as his team competed in the USSSA Men's Class C World Tournament in Las Vegas taking 3rd place. Bob was a "guy's type of guy", a man who enjoyed working hard and playing harder. He cherished competing in all sports and later sharing in beers with teammates and competitors. In addition to baseball and softball, Bob enjoyed playing golf and bowling with friends.
While in his younger years, Bob enjoyed boating with his family and friends and could also engage anyone with a healthy discussion regarding history or politics. He was also a member of the Fr. Kramer Knights of Columbus. Quiet time for Bob at home was usually spent watching sports including the Red Wings or being surrounded by family and grandchildren.
Bob Shaw was the beloved husband of Marsha, and the dear "Fur Father" of Tiffy, and Dad to Michael Frederick and Lisa (Bob) Rabine. He was the loving Grandpa of Michael, Melissa, Joseph, Robert, Genesis, and brother of Joann (Robert) Maynard, and loving Uncle to Scott and Wendy.
Visitation for Mr. Shaw will be held Sunday, April 9th from 3-9pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren. His Funeral Services will be held on Monday, 12:00 pm Noon at the Funeral Home. The family welcomes visitor's from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Officiating the funeral will be Reverend Fr. Jack Baker.
Memorial donations, in Bob's memory, may be made to the charity of choice by the donor.
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