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MILWAUKIE, OR [OCA]
Priest Athanasius Shaw, who was attached to the Church of the Annunciation, Milwaukie, OR, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord during the night of November 28/29, 2018. Fr Athanasius previously served in western Washington parishes.
Father Athanasius is survived by his wife, Matushka Molly, and two daughters, Hannah and Nina.
The Funeral for a Priest will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation, 13515 S.E. Rusk Road, Milwaukie, OR on Friday, November 30 at 6:30 pm. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1, at 11:30 am with interment at Adams Cemetery, Molalla, OR. His Eminence Archbishop BENJAMIN of San Francisco and the OCA Diocese of the West, will celebrate the services. A mercy meal will follow.