Jack Shaw, 71, Founded Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories

 12/03/2017 - 00:16

John P. "Jack" Shaw, of Saline, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 71.

Jack was born on October 3, 1946, in Inverness, Scotland, the son of Osmond and Helen (“Nellie”) Shaw. His family immigrated to the United States when Jack was three years old, eventually settling in Livonia. He graduated from Franklin High School in Livonia in 1964 and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree from Eastern Michigan University.

On October 8, 1977, he married Lynn Hennessee in Ann Arbor, MI, whom he met while working at University of Michigan Hospital. Jack continued to work in the health care industry for his entire career, eventually founding Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories, the first of its kind hospital laboratory consortium in the U.S. 

He had a passion for the sport of hockey, playing from the time he was six years old up until a few years ago, and was a die-hard Red Wings fan. Other hobbies included skiing, golf, hunting, and showering affection on his grandchildren. He loved taking Lynn on dates to play the slots at the Detroit casinos.

Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Lynn Shaw; loving daughters Lindsay (Jacob) Taylor and Megan (David) Skeans; grandchildren Asher and Drew Taylor, Peyton and Carson Skeans, David Skeans and Kahilee Armijo.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents Osmond and Nellie. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Saline, MI, with Rev. Tom Zimmerman officiating. Family will receive friends at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline, MI on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To sign Jack’s guestbook, to leave a memory, or for more information or directions please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.   

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David Rhoads's picture

I was fortunate to have worked with them over a number of years. First as Clients while we built an addition to their home, then later a bathroom remodel and a kitchen update. I enjoyed working with them and became good friends during these projects. We were also drawn together because of cancer, which both Jack and my wife Leslee suffered from. My sympathies are with Lynn and the other family members who must face life without Jack's support.