Scott, Thomas L.

June 18, 2005

On June 17, 2005, THOMAS LELAND SCOTT; beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Coxon); devoted father of Dawn E. Bennett and her husband Timothy and William B. Scott and his wife Tanya; loving grandfather of Kaitlyn N. Scott; dear brother of Catherine Shoemaker, Mary Agnes Kahler and David Scott. A Catholic Burial Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the name of Mr. Scott to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at Franklin Square, 9103 Franklin Sq. Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237. COL. JACK C. SHAW, retired US Army; beloved husband of Ruth P. Shaw (nee Gartside); devoted father of Elaine Harmel and her husband Larry, Jacqueline Shaw and her friend Teresa Northrup; dear grandfather of Nicole French, Jack R. Harmel, John D. Pedersen and Todd A. Harmel; great-grandfather of Olivia Grace Harmel and Jack Elliot Harmel; brother of Lucille Johnson, Juanita Potter and Emerson Shaw. 1922, in Clearfield, PA; the son of Russell E. and Pearl M. Shaw. He grew up in Clearfield and graduated from Clearfield High School in 1940. Shortly after the outbreak of WWII, Jack enlisted in the army and was initially trained as an Auto Mechanic. Jack aspired to greater heights and went on to Flight School as an Aviation Cadet at the Army Air Corps Base at Lubbock, TX. He earned his wings and gold bar on September 8, 1944. Aspiring to still bigger things, he was sent to Liberal, KS, where he underwent training as a B-24 Pilot, the Famed "Liberator". Immediately on completion of B-24 training, he departed for combat in the Pacific with the 793rd Bomber Squadron, 468th Group (Burma-India Theater). On arrival, he was assigned to fly B-17s, "The Flying Fortress" and later the B-29, "Super Fort", which carried the nickname of "Million Dollar Baby". While in China-Burma-India Theater, he flew the famed "Burma Hump", the Air Defense of Japan, the Western Pacific and China Defense Campaigns. The war ended and the 793rd Bomber Squadron, 468th Group was transfered Stateside to Greensboro , NC, where Jack was released from active duty on September 6, 1945. After being released from active duty, he retained his commission as a First Lt. in the Air Force. Jack settled in Baltimore, where he married and raised two beautiful daughters, who are now married and have families of their own. Jack went to work for Western Maryland Diary as Sales Manager and in 1953 he managed to see the light and he joined Headquarters Battery of the 110th Field Artillery Battalion of the Maryland Army National Guard as a pilot. In 1957, Jack decided to devote full-time to the Military and he joined "The System" in August. He has sinced served as Intelligence Officer, Assistant S-3 (Air), Motor Officer S-3, Battalion Executive Officer, Security Plans and Operations Officer and Assistant G-3. Upon his separation from the Maryland Army National Guard on May 31, 1977, after over 34 years of Military Service, Col. Jack C. Shaw was awarded the Maryland Distinguished Service Cross, the highest Military Metal that the State of Maryland can bestow on an individual. He has throughout his military career earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Metal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Metal, the American Campaign Metal, the WWII Victory Metal, the National Defense Service Metal, the Army Commendation Metal, the Armed Forces Reserve Metal with two ten year services, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Metal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Maryland State Service Metal with three Bronze Cross Botonee Devices. Friends may call at the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at Rt. 702 (beltway exit 36), on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services on Monday at 9 A.M. Interment Belair Memorial Gardens.

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