Larry L. Shaw
Dec. 22, 1934-June 29, 2022
Larry, a 52 year resident of Pleasanton, passed away peacefully on June 29th at home surrounded by his family after a brief battle with Leukemia. He was a beloved husband of 57 years to Carol, loving father to Kerry Miller (Mike) and Eric Shaw (Margaret), an adored Grandpa of Justin Miller, Conner Miller, Alexis Shaw, Sophia Shaw and a newly Great Grandpa to Addison Miller.
He was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to Bert Shaw and Inger Mikelson. As a child he lived in Westly, Wisc. Newton Iowa and Northfield Minnesota. He attended Saint Olaf College where he was a stand-out on the track team, graduating in 1957. In 1958 Larry moved west accepting a position at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a physicist. He spent most of his time at the lab working on hydrodynamic test diagnostics, specializing in ultra-high speed photography. He worked at the Lab for 36 years, retiring in 1994.
Larry was extremely active and had numerous interests and hobbies. He enjoyed fly fishing with friends, traveling with his wife Carol, relaxing in “his chair” with a good book and listening to music. He was a longtime member of SIR branch 101 in Livermore, and enjoyed the monthly luncheons with friends discussing a wide variety of topics. He was a huge sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching all the local teams compete.
Larry will be missed by friends and family and will be remembered with love and fondness by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held August 20th, 11:00 am, at Lynnewood United Methodist Church located at 4444 Black Ave. Pleasanton, CA. 94566.