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Virginia L. Shaw

February 12, 1937 — August 2, 2022

Elizabeth Shaw - daughter Virginia got her BA in Library Science from Kutztown and her Masters from U of Pitt in Pittsburg, PA. She started her career as a librarian for an Air Force dependent school in Libya. After her tour in Libya, she was posted to Bitburg Germany for another similar assignment. Returning to the US, Virginia accepted a job working for the Naval War College in Washington DC. In her love for adventure, she joined a karate studio where she met future husband Gary in 1966. The birth of Elizabeth in 1970 ended her work career as she became a full time mom. She is survived by husband Gareth, and children Elizabeth and Andrew. Andrew's family has additionally provided two grandchildren Aizlyn and Grady who she was very fond of.

Virginia was an avid reader and had an extensive collection of romance and fantasy novels. She was an accomplished seamstress and made many dresses and Halloween costumes. She also loved doing books of crossword puzzles and various arts and crafts such as oil painting and cross-stitching. She was in charge of planning the cross country family vacations and would wait patiently at the exits of the theme park rides as her motion sickness kept her grounded. Virginia was also a huge lover of animals and had volunteered her time at several animal shelters over the years as well as giving donations to various organizations in her later years. She was the foundation, light and cheerleader of our family. She was and is loved and will be deeply missed. Tiger Haven Defenders of Wildlife ASPCA

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