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Rev. Edward G. Shaw

Jun. 20, 1910 - Feb. 28, 1967

Rev. Edward G. Shaw, CSV, a priest of the Chicago Province of the Clerics of St. Viator, died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday, February 28, 1967 at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, where he had been chaplain since September, 1966.

Born in Cairo, Illinois, on June 20, 1910, Father Shaw attended parochial school there and at Mother of Sorrows, Chicago.  He graduated from St. Philip High School in 1929. He entered the Clerics of St. Viator in 1937.  He attended St. Viator College, Kankakee; St. Louis University; and St.Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa, from where he received his AB in 1943.  He made studies for the priesthood at St. Thomas Seminary, Denver, and received his MA from there in 1946.

Father Shaw taught at Sacred Heart Seminary, Melrose Park; St. Thomas Vocational School, Savannah, Georgia; Fournier Institute, Lemont; and at Viatorian Schools in Kankakee and Springfield. From 1947-1954 and from 1958-1960 he taught at St.Philip High School, Chicago.

The son of the late George H. Shaw and Anna Greaney Shaw, Father is survived by his brother, Charles, of Chicago and his sister, Mrs. J.J. Hunt, of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Two brothers, George and John, preceded him in death.

A Mass was said at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, on Wednesday, at 10:30 AM by Monsignor Henry Shryer, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Elgin, IL.

The wake was held at Theis Funeral Home, 3517 North Pulaski, Chicago, from 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 1, 1967.

The body lay in state at St. Viator Church, 4170 West Addison Street, Chicago, on Thursday evening, March 2, 1967, with a Bible Vigil at 8:00 PM.  The funeral Mass was said by Rev. John W. Stafford, CSV, Viatorian Provincial, at 11:00 AM Friday, March 3, 1967, at St. Viator Church.  The homily was given by Rev. Leo Weiland, CSV, of St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, IL.

Internment was in the Viatorian plot at Queen of Heaven Cemetry, Hillside, IL.

Taken from the Viatorian News Release for Chicago papers