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Barbara Ann Shaw, day care center director

Jan. 22, 1938 – Sept. 12, 2015

Barbara Ann Shaw, of Buffalo, a day care center director, died Saturday in Niagara Lutheran Home. She was 77.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she attended high school there and earned an associate degree from Youngstown State University.

A Buffalo resident since 1960, she was director of Gateway Longview’s Niagara Day Care Center. She retired in 2003.

A bowling enthusiast, she was a member of the National Budget and Finance Committee of the National Bowling Association.

She served as an officer of the Buffalo branch of the National Coalition of Black Women. She also was a board member and former policy chairwoman for Bethel Head Start.

Survivors include a brother, Donald; and a sister, Louise Thompson.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Andrew’s A.M.E. Church, 521 W. Earle Ave., Youngstown, Ohio.

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