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Bruce Harold Shaw, Jr., 65, of Glendale, Arizona, died July 6, 2020 at his residence.

A graveside service for Bruce will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020 at Beaufort National Cemetery with United States Air Force honors.

Bruce is survived by his daughter Kristen Monroe; two sisters, Paula Hoffman and Dana Murphy, and grandchildren Xavier, Trinity, Jayla, and Zoe Monroe.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital by visiting

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  1. Tina Venturo says:

    To all families of Bruce, I am so sorry to hear the passing of Bruce. I had the pleasure of working with him for 14 years at Menifee Union School District. We had our moments but I knew he always had my best interest at heart. I appreciated and respected his knowledge in the school facilities world. He took pride in his position and I learned from that and wouldn’t be where I am now without his teachings.

    Rest In Peace Bruce…

  2. Dr. Steve Kennedy says:

    Dear Shaw Family,

    Condolences on Bruce’s passing. As the Superintendent for the Menifee Union School District for Bruce’s last eight years of work with us, I can say without equivocation that his dedication and service to the families of Menifee will be forever exemplified by the 9 new schools he helped us build. His influence will always be a part of this school district’s legacy.
    While far too soon, Rest In Peace my friend.

  3. Dr. Steve Kennedy says:

    To the Shaw Family,

    Bruce Shaw helped shape the schools that will serve the Menifee Community for decades to come. His knowledge of school construction and his attention to detail is evident in the beautiful new schools that serve our students here. You left us far too soon, my friend!
    Rest In Peace Bruce and thank you for your tremendous service to our country and the Menifee Community!

  4. Bob O'Donnell says:

    I had the privilege to work and know Bruce all his years at the Menifee school. Bruce was no nonsense gentlemen and he was the best Facility Director in our county of Riverside. He was respected for his knowledge and he has left a legacy of all the school he help build here in Menifee School District. As a school board member it was privilege to know him. My condolences to his family, Respectfully, Bob O’Donnell

  5. Judy Miller says:

    I first met Bruce attending a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) meeting for the local school districts. I was green in the field of school district risk management and knew very few attending the meeting. I will never forget the kindness he showed by pulling out a chair so I had a place to sit, and then helped “interpret” the insurance/coverage lingo taking place in the meeting. I always appreciated hearing Bruce’s straight forward perspective along with his willingness to share his knowledge and experience. Over the years we talked many times about school risk management, workers compensation and emergency response. I know he made an impact in his district and for the member districts in the JPA. He has been and will continue to be missed. Rest in Peace Bruce!

  6. Fred Good says:

    I had the privilege of working with and for Bruce during the past 25 years in a variety of working relationships and projects. In all of those instances he was a staunch advocate for the students, families and community members throughout the Menifee Union School District. He always expected the best from those of us who worked with him and he was, indeed, a great resource for members of our profession. He will be missed but never forgotten. My deepest condolences to his family.

  7. Gail Gebauer says:

    Very saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. I worked with him at Menifee and he took great pride in his job. I remember him doing a Very moving military flag ceremony for us after 911 and also the day he raced after us in his car while on our lunch walk when there was a threat of an armed person in the
    neighborhood. He pulled over reached over and opened the passenger door and yelled GET IN!! And took us back. He did this because he felt protective and was concerned with everyone’s safety. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  8. Steve Thornton says:

    Condolences to Bruce’s family on his passing. As Director of Technology for Menifee USD I worked with Bruce for nearly 20 years. We partnered on many facilities projects that benefited from his vast knowledge of the building trades, his tremendous organizational skills, and the discipline and pride he brought to every project. RIP, Bruce. You will be missed.

  9. Mona Gutierrez says:

    Like everyone else, I was shocked to hear the news of his passing. I would see Bruce occasionally in our department (Transportation) or when I had business at the District Office. He was a funny man and sometimes would crack a joke (believe it or not ) He will be missed. Rest In Peace Mr. Shaw

  10. Ron Pregmon says:

    To Bruce’s loved family
    I have known Bruce since 1990. As previous USAF Veterans we shared an immediate bond, friendship and camaraderie. I had worked with him in the state school building program where we maximized state school funding for every project he pursued. Bruce was tenacious at maximizing the most out of every dollar the tax payer invested in school facilities. His expertise extended to construction, by duplicating designs he saved millions of dollars in design and construction services. Bruce was always professional, friendly and a real gentleman. I will miss sharing e-mails and the occasional calls to keep in touch. He always talked about his family and the love he shared for you all. I will miss him and his unique manner in which he managed to make you smile in reflection. God bless you in this time of loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Tara Surguine says:

    Bruce was a true professional. He was a very private man and proud of his work. He was kind and had a good sense of humor. I was honored to work with him at Menifee USD for approximately three years. I am so sad to hear of his passing. Rest in peace dear Bruce.

  12. Caroline Luke says:

    To Bruce’s Family,

    May your memories of Bruce help you in healing from your loss! I, as well, worked with Bruce within MUSD. He was dedicated and assisted in building multiple schools which were beautifully designed. Rest In Peace!

  13. Frances Berumen says:

    My condolences to the family. I also knew Bruce from working in the Menifee Union School District. He was a kind, polite and sometimes funny gentleman. Every time, I walk into the District Office, I will remember the grand tour that he gave the Technology Department Staff. He will be missed! May he rest in peace.

  14. Betti Cadmus says:

    As a member of the Menifee Union School District family, Bruce was a person who could surprise you when he showed his caring side. His tough exterior was all business, but then he would speak of his dad and bring you to tears. His dedication to his work is evidenced by the many schools, and projects that will be his legacy in the district.

    To Bruce’s family and friends, may the memories of a life well spent be a comfort to you in this time of healing.

  15. Harold Decuir Jr. says:

    I knew Bruce as the neighbor to my parents after graduating High School. We shared many cold beers, laughed a lot, and annoyed the neighbors (wait I was the neighbor!) by cranking up his reel to reel with the Marshal Tucker band and Credence Clear Water Revival. We did quite a few projects around his house and spent some time fishing with his wife and daughter. I joined the Army and he was happy to share his opinion that I should have joined the Air Force when I was back on leave. He is certainly gone to early and I cherish the great memories. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  16. Mary Kate Jones says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I only knew him for six short years when I served at Menifee Union School District. While our paths only crossed occasionally, I really enjoyed his stories and recollections of the past. Rest in Peace, dear Bruce. I think of you often and wish you well.

  17. Michelle Schierberl says:

    I was saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. He and I had worked on some land acquisitions for the MUSD. He was a pleasure to work with and we became friends. We both enjoyed jazz music. You were well respected Bruce and we will miss you.

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