John Thomas Shaw

September 27, 1946November 19, 2018
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On Monday, November 19, 2018, we lost a kind and caring soul in John Thomas Shaw, survived by his wife Noreen Ann Shaw (Bell), beloved daughters Kerry (Brent Brown) and Brianne (Scott Snyder), and three grandchildren: Cormac and Riddock Snyder, and Fiona Bell Brown. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Conway (Shaw), best friend, Patrick O’Connor, sisters and brothers in law and beloved nieces and nephews. Johnny Shaw was born on September 27, 1946 in New York, NY to Irish immigrants, Thomas and Delia Shaw. Johnny spent many years in his beloved Yorkville neighborhood, playing football for the Lexingtons and softball in Central Park for Carroll’s. He attended St. Ignatius Loyola followed by Power Memorial before joining Delta Air Lines, where he worked for over 30 years. Johnny loved sports – coaching and watching. He was an avid Notre Dame and New York Yankees fan. He was a fantastic husband, father and friend. Johnny was preceded in death by his brother, Danny Shaw, and sister-in-law, Kathleen Mellifont (Bell). Services will held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Home, 352 E. 87th Street, New York, NY 10128 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. followed by a funeral mass on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to Brady Quinn’s 3rd and Goal Foundation, helping wounded veterans at home. For more information, please link to


  • Visitation in Chapel Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 26, 2018

John Thomas Shaw

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james sheehan

December 4, 2018

I grew up with Johnny and played football with him on the Lexingtons. It was a memory all of us shared with great pride. We were an integrated neighborhood team with a neighborhood coach and Johnny and Kenny Kelly, who has also passed, were the leaders. I always looked up to Johnny. At times, he inspired me. At times, he made me laugh. Wonderful memories of a wonderful man.

Paul Novak

November 26, 2018

I worked for Delta since 1966, starting at JFK, then LaGuardia, I was working at JFK when John started with Delta, He was one of the finest men I have ever met. Always quick to help when asked and never had a cross word to say about anyone, and was so even keeled. He loved his Irish Heritage and was so proud to have graduated from St. Ignatius. We lost touch when he left LGA, and all the folks at CVG were lucky to have him. Rest in Peace John..................

Don Mariano

November 25, 2018

So saddened. I worked at Delta (30 years LGA) and was privileged to know John. Many happy memories. Sending prayers and a smile for knowing him.
-Don Mariano

Bonnie Pruiksma

November 24, 2018

I also knew John when I worked at CVG. He was a great guy and a good worker. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

John Good

November 22, 2018

I, like hundreds of others, had the great fortune to work with John while at a Delta in Cincinnati. He was fun to be around with his quick wit and a friend to all. It’s a shame hearing of his passing and his not being able to enjoy his retirement years that he faithfully earned. There will be so many in Cincinnati that will be sad to hear this news. My heart and condolences go out to John’s family as they also celebrate a life taken too soon.

Mary McDonnell

November 21, 2018

I remember John from Delta at LGA. He was such a great guy and always a gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP John

Jennifer McGovern

November 21, 2018

I knew John for many years. I'll always remember his sense of humor. His love for his favorite teams. The Yankees and the fighting Irish. His love for his parents, his wife, kids, and grandchildren, and all his friends and family. I'll never forget all the great stories. I'll remember the laughs, holidays,and gatherings in his beloved NYC with him and his family and friends. Always willing to lend a helping hand. If you knew Johnny you knew a kind, generous, loving, strong person proud of his Irish lineage. Just like his father he will leave a lasting legacy to all those lives he touched. He will be missed but always remembered.

Corey Wills

November 21, 2018

Ah, some of the best stories I have ever heard. What a great man, he will be missed greatly.

Matt Arthur

November 21, 2018

I had the good fortune of knowing and working with John at Delta in Cincinnati. He was a good natured guy with a great sense of humor. His family was first and foremost in his life, he talked about them everyday. I know i speak for everyone at Delta/Cincy when i say we were all very lucky to have known John Shaw. Godspeed my friend. Matt Arthur