Rollin James Shaw, age 88, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. He was born on September 14, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Lester and Christine (Webster) Shaw. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Loren Shaw; sister, Olive Lindgren; and his first wife, Marcia Klein Shaw.
He is survived by his daughter, Connie Shaw and his second wife, Jane Winnerman Shaw. He is also survived by daughter Whitney (Rick) Weber and son, Lawrence Winnerman. Grandchildren: Courtney (David) Mitchell, Christopher (Naomi) Karami, Mallory Weber, Logan Weber and three great grandchildren.
Rollin was very committed to Boy Scouting as a young man as well as into adulthood influencing many young men to the scouting ideals and love of the outdoors. He also honorably served his country in the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana Army National Guard beginning with the Korean Conflict. He and his family came to Fort Wayne from Halle Brothers Department Store in Erie, Pennsylvania to be the creative display director o the Meyers & McCarthy’s Men’s Wear. His holiday displays and Three Rivers Festival parade floats for Glenbrook Mall were award winning and enjoyed by all. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for their caring and compassionate care.
There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Rollin’s life on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Waynedale American Legion Post 241, 7650 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM concluding with a military honors ceremony at 6:30 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice.
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