Edwin Shaar Obituary

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Edwin Willis Shaar Jr.

October 21, 1942 - October 20, 2011
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Edwin Willis Shaar, Jr. Naval Commander, scholar, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. A graveside service and burial with full Military Honors is to be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00p.m.at the Aggie Field of Honor in the Memorial Cemetery of College Station. Edwin W. Shaar, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 21, 1942, the first son of Edwin Willis Shaar and Elizabeth Anna (Barth) Shaar. Raised in Massapequa, LI, New York, he was the star pitcher for his high school baseball team and developed an affinity for the ocean, which was to become a central theme in his life. His career was one of outstanding...
Edwin Willis Shaar, Jr. Naval Commander, scholar, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
A graveside service and burial with full Military Honors is to be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00p.m.at the Aggie Field of Honor in the Memorial Cemetery of College Station.
Edwin W. Shaar, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 21, 1942, the first son of Edwin Willis Shaar and Elizabeth Anna (Barth) Shaar. Raised in Massapequa, LI, New York, he was the star pitcher for his high school baseball team and developed an affinity for the ocean, which was to become a central theme in his life.
His career was one of outstanding contribution and distinction. He attended the
University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he graduated in 1965 with a dual major
in chemistry and pre-med. Following college, he entered the US Naval Aviation Officer
Candidate School in Pensacola, FL. He trained as a pilot and flew off aircraft
carriers with the US Atlantic Fleet of Antisubmarine Warfare. In 1967, while stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, he met and married Linda (May) Shaar of Raymondville, Texas and the couple had three children. Ed obtained a MS in Oceanography at the Naval Post Graduate School of Monterey, California, and was later stationed in Beeville, Texas, as Air Operations Officer. He relocated to College Station, Texas, in 1988 to serve as Executive Officer of the Naval ROTC Corps of Cadets and Associate Professor of Naval Science at Texas A&M University. During this time, he obtained a PhD in Oceanography
from the university. After 26 years of dedicated service, Ed retired from the Navy
with the rank of Commander. He then worked as Operations Manager of the A&M
Oceanography Department until he retired in 2002.
While Dr. Shaar achieved many ambitions, at his core he was a family man.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his three children, Trey (Edwin Willis Shaar, III) of Austin, Texas, Betsy (Elizabeth Ruth Shaar-Krudener) of Floral Park, NY, and Tony (Anthony Lawrence Shaar) of Palm Springs, California; four grandchildren, Bailey, Derek, Eli and Ed Jr.; a sister, Diane Shaar Conway of Hamden, CT and a brother, Gary Barth Shaar of Alpharetta, Georgia.

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