October 2, 1920 – November 11, 2012
After a brief battle with cancer, Alvin Lee Shaw was called home at the age of 92. Originally from Missouri, Alvin lived in Castroville were he married his wife of seventy years, Margaret Brooks, (high school sweethearts). They lived a short while in Hayward, California before settling in Watsonville in 1943.
As a Watsonville resident, he worked in cold storage as a refrigeration Engineer, and in 1961 opened an Arco Service Station on Freedom Blvd.
Alvin enlisted in the Army during World War II, and received an honorable discharge in 1945 when Margaret gave birth to the first of three children; Barbara Presson, (House Springs, Missouri), Alvin Lee Shaw Jr. (Deceased), and Diane Rudy (Fairfield, California). He retired in 1984, and with Margaret moved to Yountville, California to enjoy his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and gardening.
He leaves behind: his wife of seventy years Margaret; daughters Barbara and Diane. He was preceded in death by son Alvin Lee Jr. in 2006, and his sister Lovelle Sarmento (Castroville). He had eight grandchildren; Steven Shaw, Donald Presson, Sandra Hamblin, Michael Shaw, Jonathan Rudy, Margaret Terry, Jason Shaw and Lindsey Shaw; seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Military Services will be on Tuesday, November 27th at 11:00 A.M. Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, California.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Alvin's name to your local Cancer Society.
For the complete article see the 11-24-2012 issue.
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