Margo Shaw passed away August 18, 2019.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at Anthony Funeral Chapel, 2305 Monroe Ave., Rochester. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 179 Main St., Penn Yan. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 NY-54, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.

Predeceased by her parents, James and Jean Chapman, she is survived by her husband, B. Robert; sons, Patrick (Finley), and Benjamin (Karen); grandchildren, Malcolm, Pippa, Chapman, Beatrix, Amelia and Teddy; siblings, Doug (Lois) Chapman, Cork (Caroline) Chapman, Anne (Michael Glenn) Chapman, Mary Pat (Bruce) Joseph; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Margo Chapman Shaw was born in Evanston, Ill. in 1944, the oldest child of Jean (Lamb) and James Chapman. She spent most of her childhood in Boise, Idaho, riding her horse “Flicka,” and showing sheep in her 4-H club, ultimately graduating from Borah High School in 1962. After attending University of Oregon for two years, she moved to Afghanistan in 1964 with her family while her father served in the Peace Corps as an obstetrician at the fledgling maternity hospital in the capital city, Kabul.

It was there that she met fellow Peace Corps volunteer, Bob Shaw, whom she married in 1965 at the chapel of the Italian Embassy in Kabul. Margo served as medical librarian at the medical school in Jalalabad during the first year of her marriage. After returning to the U.S., Margo finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester and then started a family. After raising two sons, Margo earned a Master’s degree in teaching from Nazareth College and taught 3rd grade at French Road Elementary in Brighton for 15 years. Upon retirement, Margo and Bob moved to an 1870’s farmhouse on Keuka Lake, where they played lots of golf and enjoyed hosting their sons’ growing families and countless friends.

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