Jeffrey S. Shaw

Jeffrey S. Shaw

SCARBOROUGH – Jeffrey Scott Shaw, 66, passed away on August 29, 2019 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Jeffrey was born on August 29, 1953, at the Burderop Park U.S. Military Base located near Chiseldon, Wiltshire, UK, the second child of eight to Douglas and Ellen (McClain) Shaw. After his family returned to the States, Jeffrey was raised in Westborough, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at North Adams State College, now known as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. On July 12, 1980, he married Lisa Joan Falvey, and they raised two sons, Brandon and Gregory, in their home in Scarborough.

Jeffrey had a brilliant analytical mind and he made easy work in finding solutions to difficult problems. He was a career computer programmer and recently retired as a contractor for BIW, supporting their inventory database systems for over 20 years. He was an avid athlete and taught Judo and Jiujitsu for several years. He took great joy in coaching his sons’ soccer and baseball teams and in supporting the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots.

Jeffrey was a great lover of the outdoors and enjoyed taking long bike rides to all the local beaches. His dream was to ride the Eastern Trail “all the way” from South Portland to York. He was also a nature lover and particularly enjoyed the urban lawn flamingo. Jeffrey’s laughter and sense of humor were infectious and he easily attracted friends. He will be sadly missed by many.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his sister Kathleen; brothers Danny and Bruce; and mother Ellen. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lisa; his two sons, Brandon and Gregory; his grandchildren Margaret, Kaylee, Evangeline, and Charles; his father Douglas, brothers Douglas and Mark, sisters Alison and Susan; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, several nieces and nephews; and his dogs Freckles and Wizard.

A small service to honor Jeffrey and celebrate his life will be held at the Fireside Inn, off of Exit 48 in Portland on September 21 from 4:30 to 8:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the American Kidney Fund at, or to the Eastern Trail Alliance and

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  • Din MacMillan on

    It was my honor to be Jeff’s friend since he was 16.

    Jeff was a rare individual and , despite all he had to overcome, successful in so many ways. Decent warm and loving to family, friends and and anyone in need.

    He will live in my mind and heart forever.

    Good night Sensei, so we’ll done.

  • Gale Mallett on

    Lisa, I just heard the news this morning of Jeff’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your love for him was palpable to all who knew you. During this difficult time of acceptance, please know I’m thinking of you and praying for you, that you will find comfort and peace in time, with your many wonderful memories. Love you, Lisa.

  • Peg Hoyt Anderson on

    I knew Jeff in High School and worked with him at Chase Paper. I liked him very much. My condolences to his family He was pme of the good guys!

  • Jessica Matson on

    Your father always resonated me during our concerts. He had such a good soul and heart. He was such a fan of you, Greg, and made a note to be my fan too. I’ll never forget that. I’m so glad you made beautiful music for him. My sincere condolences. God bless you all and your family.

  • Susan Jenkins on

    Rest in Peace ,Jeff.Prayers and condolences for your entire family,Fondly ,Susan and Family.

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