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Albertus M. Shaw


Albertus M. Shaw, 77, of Vandergrift died Thursday (Dec. 20, 2001) in his home. Born Feb. 9, 1924, in Oklahoma Borough, he was a lifelong resident of Vandergrift. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and later attended the University of Pittsburgh. A World War II veteran, he served with the Army Air Corps. He worked for Alcoa for 32 years before retiring in 1986. Mr. Shaw was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and Sunday school superintendent, and volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels, both in Vandergrift; was a member of the Gentlemen Songsters; Alcoa Retirees Club and Alcoa 25-Year Club. Survivors include two daughters, Jane Sheret of Glen Burnie, Md., and Mrs. Richard (Kathy) Nagy of Vandergrift. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lawson Shaw; his parents, Aber and Mabel Heddle Shaw; two brothers, Thomas and Arthur "Rusty" Shaw; and a sister, Frances Benedict. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the DUNMIRE-KERR FUNERAL HOME, a Golden Rule member, 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, 1323 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.