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Dr. William “Bill” Summers Shaw III, D.D.S.

  • On May 26, 2020

Dr. William “Bill” Summers Shaw III, D.D.S., age 80 of Upper St. Clair, PA passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Born on April 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Margaret and William S. Shaw, II. Beloved husband to Norma Jean Davis Shaw. Loving father to Jennifer (Rick) Letterman, Heather (Brian) Crawford, Stephanie (Mike) Brown and Bill (Kristen) Shaw. Cherished pap to Ben, Blake, Rachael, Sarah, Zachary, Grant and Luke.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Shaw.

Bill was born and raised in East Carnegie. He graduated from Thiel College and married his high school sweetheart in 1962. He then attended Dental School at Case Western Reserve and graduated in 1966. He proudly served his country on active duty in the Air Force in Illinois before moving back home to Pittsburgh. Bill established his dental practice in Greentree and he was well loved and respected by his patients for all of his 51 years of practice. He took great pride in designing his home and his prize winning Koi pond, of which he won the Pittsburgh Garden Contest in 2008.  Bill’s favorite hobbies are his cars, especially his Porsche and 280 ZX and playing golf with his friends who called him “sweet ole Bill.” He will be dearly missed by all. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 1 PM – 5 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 218 Alter Street, Carnegie, PA 15106

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Gary Kuehn
  • May 27 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was more than my Dr., he was also a friend. Give the entire family our sympathy. Gary and Nancy Kuehn
(The Rev.) William L. Hauser
  • May 27 2020
Dear Mrs. Shaw, This is a voice from the long ago past. Bill and Fred and I spent a lot of time together before my family and I moved from East Carnegie in 1950. My father was pastor at St. Andrew's from 1947-1950. Fred was the "reckless" one but Bill managed to get the broken arm and the bruises and contusions. Good memories and good times. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, and pray for God's comforting presence now and in the weeks ahead. Sincerely, Bill Hauser
D.J. Song
  • May 27 2020
Dear Norma Jean & Family, I just heard today of Bill's passing. He was my dentist for over two decades. Bill always took care of me even if it was an emergency situation. Above all, he was a good friend. We played many rounds of golf together. I'll miss him. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. D.J. Song
Ken Strain Jr.
  • May 27 2020
Dr. Shaw was a very cool guy, that I always respected. Sorry that I have not seen him for years. But was glad to here the story my brother told me about fishing with him not to long ago. Sorry to hear of his passing.
Jill Kramer
  • May 27 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family. It was a pleasure to work with Dr Shaw. He touched so many lives and will be missed. I’m very sorry for your loss. -Jill Kramer
Kurt Hines
  • May 28 2020
Patricia & Myself are saddened to hear of Bills passing. Our thought and Prayers go out to all. My ya'll rest your heads on God's shoulder for peace. Blessings, Kurt Hines
Danny Paul
  • May 28 2020
Mrs Shaw, I am so sorry to learn about Dr. Shaw's passing. I have many childhood memories of Dr Shaw as my dentist and working in the back yard or garage. I will make a contribution to the church in Dr Shaw's memory. Please give my sympathies to the entire family. Danny Paul
Jean (Hrabovsky) Ask
  • May 28 2020
Norma Jean and family, I was so sorry to hear that Bill passed away. You were such a part of my dad's ministry at St. Andrew's and are remembered very fondly. God be with you as you mourn and continue on without "Doc Shaw". Peace, Jean (Hrabovsky) Ask
Lynn and Brian Profeta
  • May 28 2020
Bill Kristen and family, We are so sorry for your loss.I am so glad Brian and I had the opportunity to your dad and mom at your wedding reception. Wonderful people. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer A Bender
  • May 28 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Bill Shaw's passing. I've been a good friend to Norma Jean over the past several hears as one of her golf buddies. Dr Shaw was a doting husband. I got a kick out of him following us around as we golfed - he just couldn't stay away from Norma! He will be sadly missed.
A. David Paul
  • May 29 2020
Dear Shaw Family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is definitely heaven's gain. I can guarantee you this, the gardens in heaven are getting a upgrade, there's a 280Z zooming down those streets paved in gold, and there are children playing football in the back yard and taking a break listening to and enacting Grease Lightning. I love you all dearly. So much of our childhoods mingled together. Your loss is our loss. Can't want to see your dad's gardens, hear his Z and celebrate life with him again some day in heaven! Love, David & the Zelienople Paul's
Adele and Ron Kunz
  • May 29 2020
To Norma and Family, Our deepest sympathy on Bill's passing. Though we had not seen you for a long time, we always considered you good friends. We wish you strength to carry on as you mourn this loss. Adele and Ron Kunz
Jeff Lanz
  • May 29 2020
Dear Norma and the entire Shaw Family... Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. I have such fond memories of our club bowling days with my dad and you & Bill. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Jeff Lanz and family
Charlene Lemper
  • May 29 2020
Dear Norma and the Shaw family, I was saddened to learn of Bill's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. The memories of club bowling and our golf days bring a smile...we had wonderful times. Hoping you find comfort in knowing how much he was loved.
Stephanie Lancaster
  • May 31 2020
Norma and Family, love you you all. Dr. Shaw was a favorite of mine and I am so very grateful that I was able to pop in and visit with Doc and you while I was in Pittsburgh in 2018 and that my One True Love was able to meet you both. My dad and I are thinking of you all with fondness.
Gemma Herbert
  • Jun 1 2020
Bill was a friend and our family dentist. His wife, Norma, is one of my best friends. I grieve for her and her family. May Bill Rest In Peace.
Debbie Miller-Gurchak
  • Jun 1 2020
So very sad to hear about Dr. Shaw's passing. I loved getting to know the family and his beloved companions. Peace and blessing to all.
Charlotte Lee Claiborne
  • Jul 1 2020
Dear Mrs. Shaw and family, I Just learned of Billy’s passing and am sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I attended East Carnegie School with him. He was smart, kind and a fun guy. I am happy to have known him. God bless you all. Charlotte Lee I’ve been living in Los Angeles for over 50 years.
Peggy Long
  • Dec 30 2020
I'm sorry for posting this so late. But is this the Dr Shaw that practiced in Greentree? He was my dentist for years and years and I don't really trust anyone but him. Prayers if its my Dr Shaw.