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David Roland Shaver

* February 1, 1937
October 6, 1982
married: Noriko Yurino


The following information was added by daughter Rebecca:

My father married Noriko Yurino of Shimonoseki, Japan. He was in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan when he met my mother. They married in Japan and their first child, Jon David Shaver, was born Jan. 15, 1961. My father, mother and baby Jon moved to Sacramento, California. My father chose not to re-enlist and was honorably discharged from the Air Force.

He then went on to work for McClellan Air Force Base as a civil service employee as a Jet Engine Mechanic. He retired after 20 years of federal civil service due to health problems. My mother Noriko (Yurino) Shaver got a 2nd high school diploma here in California and went to work as a civil service employee as a Key Punch Operator and then moved to the Supply Purchasing Department doing clerical work on McClellan Air Force Base. She also retired after 20 years of federal civil service. She resides in Sacramento California.

My father made friends easily and had a good sense of humor and could laugh at the most simplistic things. He also was a deep thinker and there were times when he had a seriousness about him and didn't talk much. He could repair almost anything without instruction. He had a way with not only jet engines but car engines. My mother told me he scored 100% on a test he took for Jet Engine Mechanic Supervisor. I remember as a child people would bring him things to fix and he never charged them anything out of generosity. Another thing I remember about him is that he like to cook.

He passed away from a heart attack on October 6, 1982 in Sacramento, California. Although the eulogy was held at Sunset Lawn Cemetery, my mother's brother-inlaw, Dr. Carl Horn, donated a family plot to him at the East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, California.

I miss you daddy!