Obituary for Harvey Shaw
St. Petersburg Times


SHAW, WILLIAM HARVEY, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 27, 2004). He was born in Winter Haven and came came here in 1981 from Gainesville. He was a retired Navy captain. He joined the Navy in 1936 and was commissioned in 1943. During World War II, he served on destroyers in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. He was commanding officer of the USS Sellstrom from 1956-1958 and the USS Mullinnix from 1961-1963. He served as Force Operations Officer, Staff Commander Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, until December 1964 when he became prospective commanding officer of the USS Austin. He received 12 decorations and medals during his career. Before joining the Navy he attended Miami University, and later attended the University of South Carolina's General Line School and the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the Egypt Temple Shrine, National Sojourners, Toastmaster International and the North American Hunting Club. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Marie; three sons; four daughters; a sister; and 12 grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

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