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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.

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  • Dear Roxann,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We knew your mother to be a smart, cheerful and upbeat person. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. Thinking of you at this sad time. Fondly, Aunt Dot & Uncle Ralph

  • Dear Roxann and Todd,
    We were so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady, and we have so many wonderful memories of being with her and you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and to her. Life is not ended, we only go on to a different place.

    Our love to you both,
    Janet and Mark

  • Roxann – your mom was a very special lady. She was smart, entertaining & outspoken. I always enjoyed spending time with her at the WICA conventions & listening to her expertise on Tealeaf & Ironstone.
    Her laugh & sense of humor will stay with me forever.

  • Dear Roxanne and Todd Julie was such a sweet lady. She will be missed. Love, Aa\unt Dorothy and Uncle Warren

  • Dear Roxanne and Todd, Julie was such a sweet lady. She will be missed.

    Love, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Warren

  • Dear Roxann: I knew your Mother at LLLUD. She and I were in Gerry’s classes together. Both of us were born in Louisville and were staunch Kentuckians. We rode the bus together to the King Tut exhibit in Phila. And had a ball. She had so many wonderful careers and was brilliant. I loved the stories about her writing days and “collecting”. She was very proud of you and said you always took such good care of her. I feel so honored to have known her and shared time with her. You are in my heart and prayers. Take good care of yourself. That would make her so happy! Susan Borden