Matthew Daniel Shaw, Age :30

Mar 31,1989---Jul 23,2019


Matthew Daniel Shaw was taken from us on Tuesday July 23, 2019. Matthew and his twin brother Robert were born on March 31,1989 to David Martin Shaw and Marvella Rodarte Shaw.

Matthew attended Zia Elementary and graduated from Albuquerque High School. While in High School he started work at Smith’s Grocery Store as a Courtesy Clerk. He worked there for 9 ½ years. Matthew enjoyed meeting people. Matthew and his twin did everything together they were inseparable. They enjoyed going for firewood with their grandpa Henry, uncles Elmer and Gary and his brother Steven.

Matthew’s hobbies were looking at old war movies, military equipment, tanks, jets, planes including going on base every now and then. Matthew especially liked to spend time in Penasco NM – the quiet life in the summer whenever possible.

Matthew was a very caring and loving person. If he had a snack and drink and met a homeless person, he would give it to him or her. He would help them if he could.

Matthew is survived by his mother Marvella Rodarte Shaw Father David Martin Shaw, Twin brother Robert Shaw and older brother Steven Shaw, and sister Monica Lujan Shaw. Grandfather Henry Rodarte, Uncle Elmer and wife Sandra, Cousins Christopher Rodarte, Lori Ann Rodarte and Gabriella Chamberlin, Aunt Madonna Holloway and Marco, Cousins Danielle Arnold husband Kevin, Martina Holloway and wife Carissa, Aunt Yolanda Dean and Chris, Cousins Eric Dean wife Melissa, Cory Dean, Casey Dean and wife Shea. 

Matthew is preceded in death Grandmother Ann Rodarte – Uncle Ronnie Rodarte – Uncle Gary Rodarte, Great great Grandmother Atocha Martinez, Great great Grandfather Frumencio Rodarte, Great grandmother Eisa Rodarte, Uncle Enos Rodarte, Uncle Elmer Rodarte, Grandmother Mellie Shaw-Wofford, Grandfather Martin Shaw, Cousins Jeffery Gurule, John Gurule, Aaron Rodarte, Fernando Gurule, Elizabeth Rodarte, Jerome Rodarte, Abby Rodarte

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Matthew, YOU are truly loved and will be with us in thoughts, memories and in our hearts forever, your loving family…Mom, Dad, Robert and Steven.

Visitation will take place at 6:00pm followed by a rosary at 6:45pm on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. The funeral mass will take place on Wednesay, July 31, 2019 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4020 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663







Annette Sanchez Jul 28 ,2019

Cousin ,Penasco ,New Mexico

Bella and family, Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Though our hearts are sad and we will miss him dearly we know that Matthew is with our Lord Jesus. We love you and are here for you.

Priscilla Ray Jul 28 ,2019

Cousin ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I pray that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on.

Brenda sylvest Jul 29 ,2019

Teacher ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I taught Matthew (and both brothers) when he was a student at Jefferson middle school. I have great memories! I am so sorry this has happened. May you find peace.

Julianna Jul 31 ,2019

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Im so sorry, I had no idea about this happening. Robert plase get in touch with me.

Rayana Aug 14 ,2019

Friend from school ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I grew up with matthew my condolences to his family and for his brother stay strong your brother loved you very much keep your head up your brother wouldnt want you to be sad in sorry this had happen may he rest in peace see you on the other side . sad to see another gone too soon ...