James Edward Shaw, age 51, of Chicago, passed away on May 28, 2017 in Elgin.  He was born July 25, 1965 to his loving parents, James and Sandy Shaw.

James’ main passion was cooking creative meals.  He worked as a chef for more than ten years, serving people in need.  His signature meals included fried chicken, special fruit salads, and recreating “mom’s famous open-faced turkey sandwiches.”

Loved ones will remember James as a sociable person who enjoyed showing love to “his people.”  He found great pleasure spending time “kicking back” with his family and close friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother.

He is survived by his family friends and two lovely granddaughters, many beloved friends and family members.

Visitation will be 1:00pm til time of service at 4:00p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, Rev. Tim Perry officiating at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin IL 60120.  Interment will be private.

For more information call 847-741-1168 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com

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