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Marsdin "Buster" K. Shaw (07/22/016)

Buster ShawBuster was the son of Marsdin and Marion Shaw of Bethel. He is survived by Christa, his wife of 51 years. He was the father of Sandra,and her husband Steve Frey, of Chelmsford MA. Andrea, and her husband Mark Grosner, of Brookfield CT. and Marsdin III (Chip), and his wife Kathy, of Bethel CT. Buster was the proud PopPop of Ryan, Heather, Timothy, Brandon, Matthew, Nicholas, Max and Trevor. Caroline Dickinson of Naples FL and Peter Shaw of Bethel CT are his surviving siblings. He served on active duty in the US Air Force for 21 years and went on to work as Manufacturing Engineer in Micro Lithography for another 22 years. He stayed active in his retirement as a bus driver for the Brookfield School system. Buster was an avid fisherman and wood turner. He taught basic and intermediate woodturning at Brookfield Craft Center and the Norwalk Woodcraft. He traveled extensively throughout the Northeast and across the U.S. to demonstrate advanced woodturning techniques and share his knowledge. He was recently involved with teaching woodturning to the children of the inner city with the Waterbury Youth Services. There will be a celebration of Buster's life at a location and date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the Brookfield Craft Center to establish the Buster Shaw Woodturning Scholarship. View source. Condolences. When a tree falls in the forest, does it make a noise? Who knows.

When a beloved and talented woodturner passes, does it matter? YES. Today we lost one such turner, Buster Shaw. Buster was always there to lend a helping hand, teach a new technique and inspire others to be their best. I and others will miss you dearly. Peace be with you my friend. ~ Lynda Zibbedo

Copied from American Association of Woodturners "In Memoriam" web page on 9/1/2017.