Born January 12, 1947, he departed this life February 4, 2022. Following his service in the US Navy, he had a successful 40-year career in the federal government. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Waddell; one daughter, Izola Shaw; several nieces, nephews and cousins; two sisters- in- law, Ramona and Gloria Shaw; one brother- in- law, David Smith Jr.(Elaine) and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be virtual at this link https://vimeo.com/676668579. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation online via: https://support.pkdcure.org/give/319374/#!/donation/checkout or go to their homepage, pkdcure.org & select the "donate" button. Lastly, you can mail a check to them at: P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187. Please Include "In memory of Ronald L. Shaw" with your donation.