Rolyn and the Mayor
Rolyn DeForrest Shaw
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 6, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    SanFrancisco Bay area, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 31, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Houston, Texas, United States
Let the memory of Rolyn be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rolyn Shaw, 58, born on October 6, 1955 and passed away on August 31, 2014. We will remember him forever.

 Rolyn DeForrest Shaw passed away August 31, 2014 at his home in Houston, Texas.

 Born October 6, 1955, Rolyn grew up in Portland, Oregon. He served in the armed forces and enjoyed his job as an engineer for Union Pacific for the better part of two decades.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, Maxine (Dean) and Roger Shaw, his brother Russell and his sister Shelly. He is survived by his two sons, Corky and Randy Shaw, and his brother, Roger Shaw.   

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by terry wasinger on 24th December 2014

"to Rolyn my best friend in the world. You will be truly missed. We will all see ya soon (Rolly) Till then rest in peace. Terry & Kate Wasinger"

This tribute was added by Roger Phillip Shaw on 6th October 2014

"Today would have been your 59th Birthday little Brother.  I know we would have talked as usual on your special day.

Will be thinking of you today as always...Your Brother, Roger"

This tribute was added by Rachel Robins on 17th September 2014

"Our deepest condolences from the Debbie Smith and Rachel (Shaw- Smith) Robins families. Although we haven't seen you in many years, Debbie would like to thank you for the beautiful daughter that we shared. I am sure you would of been very proud."

This tribute was added by Jim Schildknecht on 15th September 2014

"To my dear friend Roger Shaw and Rolyn's family. My sincere sympathies to all of you on the news of Rolyn's passing. I know that Roger truly loved Rolly and every member of his family. I met Rolyn during a visit to Portland with Roger many years ago. I found him to be a warm, friendly and sincere man. May he rest in peace. God bless him. So sorry, Rog (Breeze). We are thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Dennis Burback on 15th September 2014

"Dear Rolyn,

I want to truly thank you for always being there for Craig and Sheree throughout there lives, especially in there younger years growing up.

You always made sure they were being taken care of at some very difficult times when I wasn't able to be there living so far away and I will always be grateful and thankful as I know they are as well.

Thank you for stepping up and always being the man who cared and loved his family and friends buy showing it through your actions throughout your life.

R.I.P. until we are reunited again in God's Glory forevermore

~ Dennis"

This tribute was added by She'ree Burback on 14th September 2014

"Uncle Rolly, I will miss you so very much. As I believe you are in a better place now, resting with so many from the family..I will always have you in my heart and thoughts. I have so many wonderful memories of you when I was a young girl. You were always there for my mother Rochelle, my grandma Max, my brother Craig and I and I want to thank you for that. You were a gentle, caring, loving man and I will always think of you as that. I wish I could've seen you more in recent years but I know we will meet again one day. Please tell Grandma Max, my mother Rochelle, Uncle Russ, Grandpa Roger and the rest of the family, I love and miss them so much. No matter what, I am always proud you were my family. I love you Uncle Rolyn. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Craig Burback on 14th September 2014

"Uncle Rolly (Rolyn),

First of all this is a fantastic thing prepared for you, the online Memorial which you truly deserve!

Yes it is sad you passed so young Uncle and after loosing your Father, your dearest Mother my Grandma Max, your Brother my awesome Uncle Russ, and your Sister my precious Mother Rochelle who passed far too young as well at 52. I'm glad I at least saw you for 1 last time last year in 2013, even though was short and had absolute intentions on seeing you again with another visitation. You will be greatly remembered and missed!

Uncle Rolyn was a tremendous person. I also always remember him being so caring, giving, generous and an honest person. He would be such a helping hand often to family and friends in need. Often with his handy work. I remember him helping with people's house work, vehicles, electronics, devices and more. He often did so much help for various family members through the years and for free. Back in 1999 when I was 21, I was honored for you to serve as my Best Man at my wedding. That was a happy time and there are some great pictures showing of that and your big smile.

There cannot be enough said about you Uncle! Memories of you will always be treasured, and until we meet again on the other side, blessings to you in Paradise! <3

Love Craig"

This tribute was added by Craig Burback on 14th September 2014

"Will love you always and forever Rolyn!

Love Cousin MaryAnn"

This tribute was added by Margaux Elizabeth Boloña on 12th September 2014

"Uncle Rolyn,

Although we have never officially met I have always heard many wonderful things about you. I know you were a very kind and giving person, and was deeply saddened when I came to learn about your passing. My father Roger (your brother) always spoke very highly of you, and you will be truly missed. Sending my warmest condolences.

Margaux Bolona"

This tribute was added by Linda Downing on 11th September 2014

"It is so sad cuz Rolly, (Rolyn) passed so young.
He'll always be Rolly to me.

We have many great memories of Rolly.
Rolly and I shared a lot of good times and of course a few sad times when we lost our dear family members.

Our love and prayers go to Corky (Rodger) Susann and Rollys children and neices and nephew and many more that knew and loved Rolly.

Cuz Linda and John"

This tribute was added by Debbie Neighbor on 11th September 2014

"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Rolyn.  From reading about him I know he will be missed and was loved by many.  No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26).  I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too. Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends.  Revelation 21:4 states: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away."  I did not know Rolyn, but I read his obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care.  If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please feel free to contact me."

This tribute was added by Alexandria Shaw on 10th September 2014


Thank you for being such a kind and giving person. I hope that you are at peace. One day I will see you again. Till then please keep an eye on dad.


This tribute was added by Alexandria Shaw on 10th September 2014

"Uncle Rolyn,
Memories of you will never be forgotten.
Your presence will forever be missed.  
Our last encounter  was so long ago but in the end is where I will see you again.
Until then,
Rest In Peace,

This tribute was added by Susann Shaw on 10th September 2014

"RIP brother-in-law. I wish things would have been better for you, but you did the best you knew how."

This tribute was added by Roger Phillip Shaw on 10th September 2014

"Dearest Brother,

It is so sad that you passed so young, after losing your Father, Mother, Brother Russell, and Sister Rochelle.  I knew you throughout your entire life.

I want to share with those who knew you in different ways, that while not perfect (none of us are), you chose to live a different kind of life, that you were still one of the most generous people I ever met in my life.  You literally gave people the shirt off your back, your last dollar, and your sheer toil to family and to help other people.

I will always miss your laugh and your efforts to make people's life a little brighter than they may have felt at times.  Some would be surprised how religious you were, and how much you turned to your Bible along your path.

Please hold hands with our family until I arrive...peace.

Roger Shaw"

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