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Paul Dale Shaw

August 12, 1931 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 87)


On July 4, 2019, Paul Dale Shaw, Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois, passed away at the age of 87.  Paul was born August 12, 1931 in Morton, IL to Garnet and Jesse Shaw.  He received his B. S. from Bradley University and his Ph. D. from the University of Illinois.  After postdoctoral study at Harvard University, he returned to the faculty in Champaign-Urbana in 1960.


Paul Shaw made unique contributions to the biosynthesis of organic chloro and nitro compounds, antibiotics and plant physiology and pathology.  He was also a devotee of classical and operatic music.  He and his wife wrote music reviews for the C-U Courier for several years.  As a lover of wildlife and nature, he was a master gardener and defender of animals.


Paul was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Doris, his children Brian and Alison, and his grandchildren Grace and Noel.


A memorial service will be held July 27, 2:00 PM at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 Philo Rd., Urbana, IL.  Donations may be made to the Champaign County Humane Society.  

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Memorial Service
July 27, 2019

2:00 PM
Renner - Wikoff Chapel (S. Philo Rd, Urbana)

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