Albert M. Shaw
October 24, 2006
Albert M. Shaw, 83, of Reno, Nev., passed away Oct. 15 at his home with his family by his side, after a short illness. He is survived by his daughter Lori McVickers and her husband Joel; his son David Shaw and his wife Gina; and three grandsons: Kyle Nemes, and Mitchell and Jamison Shaw, as well as his “granddog” Ava Mae.
A longtime resident of both Tahoe City and Reno, he and wife Marguerite immigrated from Canada to California in the early 1950s. As a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Merchant Marines during World War II, he served his home country with distinction.
An accountant by profession, he was comptroller of Tahoe Keys resort in South Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, and Tahoe Forest Hospital before semi-retiring to Nevada and acting as a consultant to various businesses in Reno. As a longtime Rotarian, he was president of his club, and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, one of Rotary’s highest honors.
He was a man full of life, love and silly jokes. He will be missed by his sisters Marie Miller and Emily Taylor, as well as many nieces and nephews. His love of all animals made him very special; and because of that, a donation in his name to the Nevada Humane Society would be appreciated. No service or memorial will be held per his wishes.