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A Memorial Mass will be held for Shaw David Kinsley on August 12th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 11 Calle Iglesia, Tubac.

A memorial celebration is planned in November. The date and location to be announced.


Shaw David Kinsley 
October 6, 1947 - July 6, 2017
He was born as an only child to the late Wynn Kinsley from Oregon and Faith Anderson Kinsley from New York, in Denver, Colorado. His beloved partner was the late Michael Wolfarth of Tucson and New York City. He graduated from high school from Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut., Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Library Science from the Pratt Institute, Masters of Science from the University of Oxford. He was an Army drill sergeant and in the reserves from 1968-1974. Among his many accomplishments, he worked at the Center for Creative  Photography, University of Arizona from 2000-2005/ For several years, he was heard on Tucson's classical music radio station KUAT. Shaw was a member of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem also known as the Order of Malta and numerous organizations. He belonged to the International Scientific Instrument Commission and presented two papers abroad; one concerning  the scientific instruments used by John Wesley Powell in his 1869 river trip down the Green and Colorado Rivers.  He left behind a significant legacy having been the Director of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park since 2010. His love of history led him to rescue the first Arizona state park from closing its doors. By recruiting volunteers and keeping them dedicated with his leadership and charismatic personality, Shaw was able to maintain and expand the park to become a major Tubac destination. Shaw was the recipient of the Arizona Historical Society Al Merito award that recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and served as role models for preserving Arizona's rich history. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.




 
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