SSBN634 – Eternal Patrol CAPT James E. Shew

James Edward Shew, Jr.   CAPT USN Ret

November 22, 1939 –  February 19, 2018,  Alexandria Virginia.

CAPT Shew was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Anderson Shew of 48 years. Survivors are wife, Daniela Patterson Wyatt-Shew; sons, Robert (Cecilia) and William (Virginia) Shew; grandchildren, Reilly, Anderson, Isabel, and Gabriella Shew.  He served in the following ships.

USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)           LT            1962-67

USS Pargo (SSN-650)                          LCDR       1969-71          Navigator

USS Tullibee (SSN-597)                       LCDR       1973-76          XO

USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634)   CDR         1977-80         CO  (Blue and Gold Crew)

Relatives and friends may call at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302 from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7.


Funeral service at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel, and interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery 1 Memorial Ave Fort Myer, VA 2221

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation,, 4966 Euclid Rd #109, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Please view and sign the family guestbook at:

Visitation Information: Saturday April 7, 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Everly Wheatley Funeral Home 1500 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22302

Sailor, rest your oar… Jeff Norris (Texas)


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