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Founder of Lackey Free Clinic dies at 70

Founder of Lackey Free Clinic dies at 70

What began as a small health ministry operating out of a church grew into a faith-based free clinic that has treated thousands of Peninsula-area patients. Dr. James Shaw, the force behind both the York County clinic and its growth died Wednesday at age 70.

Dr. Shaw and his wife founded the Lackey Free Clinic in 1995 as a way to serve the poor.

"Dr. Shaw has been a fierce advocate for the needs of the indigent in this community for well over 20 years," Carol Sale, executive director of the clinic, said Thursday. "Yet he was unswervingly committed to providing health care to people who have been struggling in society, who have lost their dignity and...