Julia Shaw Rich
Julia Shaw Rich, age 89, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Julia was the daughter of the late Elmer Overstreet Shaw and Estelle Rompf Shaw. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Julia made her career as a marketing director, working first for several shopping centers in New Jersey, New York and Maryland and later for the Prince George’s Community College, retiring in 1994.
She attended the Academy of Lifelong Learning for a number of years, which she thorougly enjoyed. An avid collector of antique china, including Tea Leaf china, Julia gathered over 2000 unique and beautiful pieces over time.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Barcey B. Rich, who passed away in 1977. Julia is survived by her daughters, S. Todd Rich of Washington, D.C. and Roxann Rich of Newark.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Shipley Manor for the excellent and compassionate care they provided to Julia.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or to the Saint Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Rd., Ashland, MT 59003.