Mary Reed Shaw - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Mary Reed Shaw

December 12, 1940 - September 9, 2013

Mrs. Mary Reed Shaw, age 72, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013.
Born in New York City on December 12, 1940, Mrs. Shaw was the daughter of the late William C. Reed and Mary Howland Reed. She attended Millersville University and would go on to complete secretarial school.
A talented homemaker and devoted mother, Mrs. Shaw was a lifelong supporter of Avon Grove schools, where she volunteered for many years. She was also a gifted seamstress and designed costumes for many school theater productions, as well as programs at the West Grove Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Shaw was a devout Christian throughout her life and served her faith community for many years as an ordained deacon of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, DE.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Thomas Freas Shaw; sons, Harvey F. Shaw (Melinda J. Kent) of Newton, MA and Stephen W. Shaw (Anita L. Shaw) of Timonium, MD; brothers, W. Creighton Reed, Jr., John Reed, and Robert Reed; and grandchildren, MacKenzie, Alexander, William, and Benjamin.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 (


Leave your condolences

Condolences will be posted within 24 hours pending approval.

One Condolence for Mary Reed Shaw

  • Name: Jennifer Sheridan
    Message: Rest in peace Aunt Gerry

    Name: Bunnie Bryant
    Message: Gerry (Mary) was a blessing to the Avon Grove School District as she found a niche for herself in many places. Certainly I benefited from her willingness to help in any and all ways when I taught both of you. Afterwards, she became a friend allowing me to hold on to good times and fond memories.

    Name: Anita Shaw
    Message: I’m grateful for the blessing of knowing Gerry and of being her daughter in law for almost 11 years. She has taught me a lot about living quietly, giving generously, and loving without expecting anything in return. We miss you desperately, Gerry! XO

    Name: Cecilia Hite Murphy
    Message: Dear Harvey, family and friends
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of seeing your Mom when we were growing up, especially when I took piano lessons next door in Landenberg. May you feel comforted and loved during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts,

    Name: Michael Urbanik
    Message: Tom:
    I received your phone call on 9/24 and was in disbelief. I am so sorry for your loss.

    My you be comforted by knowing she is with Jesus as we speak.