Shaw, James Earl a 46 year resident of Hawthorne, passed away at age 79 on Sunday, February 11, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Los Angeles, James attended Hamilton High School, served in the U.S. Army and retired from American Airlines after working 39 years. James was devoted to youth sports for over 40 years. He was a former president of Hawthorne Junior All American Football; he led Hawthorne Pony Baseball for 30 years, coached Little League, Pony & Colt Baseball, Hawthorne American Legion Post 314 Baseball and Hawthorne High School Baseball. He was a husband, father and friend always active in community service. Preceded in death by: his wife Anastasia "Stacy" Shaw, he is survived by his sons, James (Lillian), Kenneth & David Shaw, 5 grandchildren Jennifer, Amanda, Beth, Sara and DJ. Family & friends will gather Friday, February 16, 2007, 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Service will be held Saturday, February, 17, 2007, 11:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Mausoleum Risen Christ Chapel in Culver City, with Committal to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of James Earl Shaw to The American Liver Foundation-Greater Los Angeles Chapter, 5777 Century Boulevard, Suite 865, Los Angeles, CA 90045 or online at www.liverfoundation.org

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He will be missed by many. Our sympathies to the Shaw family. The Whalen’s

  2. So sorry about Jim. I’ve many fond memories about both your parents. God bless his soul and my prayers are with each of you.

  3. Dear Shaw Family, We are so sorry to hear of the death of your father and grandfather. We were always in awe of his dedication to the children and young adults of Hawthorne. We will miss him as a neighbor and friend. With our deepest sympathies. God Bless All of You. Jim and Virginia Hartinger

  4. We send our deepest sympathy to all of you after hearing of the passing of your dad. Jim was a great guy and will forever be remembered as “coach” and always appreciated for his many many long hours of hard work on the baseball field. We enjoyed Jim fishing with our family in the Sierras and will always remember the days of being on the golf course with Jim, Mark and the guys. He will be missed very much. Scott Holcomb and Family

  5. Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. Jim was a fixture at the baseball field. We’ll always remember his tremendous dedication to youth sports. Such an honor to have him around our children. Jim & Nancy Kelly

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