• SHAW BRIAN DAVID Age 25, of Lo...

Age 25, of Lower Burrell, died Friday, November 17, 2017, in his line of duty as a New Kensington Police Officer. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 30, 1991, to Stephan A., Sr. and Lisa J. (Kristofik) Shaw and has been a lifelong resident of Lower Burrell. Brian was a 2010 graduate of Burrell High School and attended Slippery Rock University where he was the place kicker for four years. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice then graduated from Allegheny County Police Academy. He worked as a police officer for the New Kensington Police Department and had previously worked East Deer, Frazier, and Cheswick Police Departments. He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and the F.O.P. Lodge 39. He enjoyed working out, soccer, football, hunting, playing with his dogs, Satie Mae and Gus, and was a fan of all sports. He will always be remembered for his charismatic, outgoing personality, and addictive smile. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Steffan Shaw, of Plum Boro.; maternal grandmother Bernadine Kristofik, of New Kensington; girlfriend, Haylee Oliver, of Lower Burrell; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lillie and Donald Berkoben and Frank Kristofik. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at THE RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where Prayers of Transfer will be said Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Mount St. Peter Church, New Kensington. Donations may be made in care of the family for charitable donation to be decided at a later date.
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PostedNovember 19, 2017