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By Staff | Jul 6, 2012

Donald Alexander Shaw, 86, died peacefully Thursday, June 28, 2012 in the home of his daughter surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Betty Langford Shaw and his son Peter Donald Shaw.

Donald was the founder of Mountain Enterprises. He was a visionary for structural steel and a compassionate, nurturing leader who brought out the best in those who worked for him.

Donald was also a tireless champion of civil rights L.G.B.T. rights, and universal health care.

Donald is survived by his children John, Alexander, Geoffrey and Elizabeth; by daughters-in-law Ann, Carlene and Deborah; by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will take place in Shepherdstown in early autumn.

In lieu of flowers, Donald requested that memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.