American Asphalt is very sadden to inform you that Brad Shaw, one of our senior estimators, who has been with us for 10 years, died last week in a fishing accident off the coast of Santa Cruz, California.
William Brandon (Brad) Shaw passed away early Friday morning February 24th doing what he loved second only to his family: fishing. Brad, an accomplished angler, often spent the early morning hours fly fishing before heading to work at American Asphalt. Brad was a devoted husband and father survived by his wife of 22 years Nicole and children Gretchen, 17 and Andrew 14.
A native of Oakland, Brad attended Bishop O’Dowd High School and The University of California, Berkeley. At the graduation ceremony he proudly carried his new born daughter across the stage to receive his diploma. He received his Eagle Scout Honor with troop 254 and was assistant scout master, Troop 6 of the Piedmont Council. His son Andrew was recently awarded his Life Scout Honor. Both children are the proud captains of their Bishop O’Dowd Rugby teams.
Brad was a lover of the outdoors, taking his children, scouts, friends and family snow camping, fishing and hiking over many years. He was an avid mountain biker and snow skier as well. Brad had a long and successful 10 year career at American Asphalt and was greatly admired by his colleagues.
Brad is also survived by his parents Bill and Linda Shaw of La Jolla and his brother Mike Shaw from San Francisco. Brad was loved by his brother-in-law Charlie DeMarais and his brother and sister-in law Christian and Stacy DeMarais as well as his wonderful in- laws Charles and Anita DeMarais. He was an amazing uncle to all of his nieces and nephews. Brad will be remembered for his constant smile, his generosity and the way he truly embraced life.
Services will be held at Corpus Christi Church, 1 Estates Drive, Piedmont CA, Wednesday March 7th at 2pm. The family requests that donations be made to the Shaw Family Educational Fund, 7959 Hansom Drive, Oakland CA 94605.
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