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George Hamlin Shaw II

b. February 16, 1939


George H.  Shaw (The Silver Fox) passed away at the age of 84. He suffered a brief illness and died under hospice comfort care. George was born on February 16, 1939, in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was the son of the late Richard H. Shaw of Denver, Colorado and the late Janet H. Shaw of Burlington, VT. George is survived by his brothers Clarkson Shaw, Richard H. Shaw Jr., and Casey R. Shaw. He was preceded in death by his sister, Florence (Dolly) Wisener. George is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


George’s family wishes to express thanks to Kristi Owens. During the Covid pandemic, she assisted George with his desire to “escape” assisted living and return to his condominium at Heatheridge. Her loving spirit, sense of humor, and special care made his decline much more bearable for him and those who loved him.


George graduated from Vermont Academy and attended Colorado State University. He also spent two years in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.


George’s passions in life were a variety of athletics including baseball, track, golf, water skiing and tennis. He excelled at all athletic endeavors. He was a beautiful snow skier, swooping and darting through the bumps, doing artful airplane turns. During the 1970s he graduated from skiing to become an accomplished Colorado State Champion motorcross racer. His oldest nephew, Tony Shaw, grew up watching him race. Other nephews could not keep up with George when riding mountain bikes.


Some of his fondest memories were as a high school and college tennis coach, ski instructor at Bolton Valley, Vermont and water skiing on Lake Champlain.

George’s ashes will be returned to Vermont and a service with family will be held on September 9, 2023. He will be interred in the family mausoleum, next to his sister Dolly at Lakeside Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont.


A memorial celebration of George’s life in Denver will be announced at a later date.


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