April 13, 2016

Obituary: Retired Steel Executive Ralph Shaw

Ralph Shaw, a veteran of 33 years in the steel industry, passed away at his home in DeLand, Fla., Feb. 12 at the age of 103.

The New York native began his career as an executive at A. R. Purdy Co. in 1944, becoming president in 1954. In 1965, he became president and CEO of National Steel Service Centers in Evanston, Ill. In 1971, he became vice president of National Steel in Pittsburgh, retiring from there in 1977.

In the 1950s and ’60s, he was active in the Steel Service Center Institute, the organization that became the Metals Service Center Institute. He retired in 1977, but remained active, playing golf until he was 100. He is survived by six children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, and one daughter.


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