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Hempt Farms Arnold Shaw, 86, passes away

02:17 PM 27 Aug 2020 NZST
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CARLISLE PA - Arnold C. Shaw, 86, passed away on Monday, August 10 at his home in this southcentral Pennsylvania town.

Shaw, a native of Caribou ME and a U.S. Army veteran, is primarily known in harness racing for his more than 20 years working as public relations manager for the Hempt Farms of Hall of Famer Max C. Hempt, located not far from Carlisle in Mechanicsburg PA. The "Home of the Keystones" annually produced some of the major stars of the sport, most bearing the "Keystone" name. Mr. Shaw was a tireless innovator and promoter in making these horses well-known and attractive to yearling buyers at the annual sale in Harrisburg, where his gregarious presence brightened many a conversation, whether about horses or not. Shaw also owned several horses over the years.

He was predeceased in death by, among others, his wife Sandy in 2001. Survivors include his fiancée Debra Braithwaite Dolbec, his loving partner of many years; a very large extended family, including those who came to know him in harness racing; and his dog Rusty.

Memorial contributions can be made to Residential Hospice of Mechanicsburg, 100 Sterling Parkway #110, Mechanicsburg PA 17050, or to the American Cancer Society.

Jerry Connors Jr.

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