Barry Shaw, 76


WARWICK, R.I. – Barry Shaw died Oct. 4 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Gail (Winkleman) Shaw for 55 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Louis and Dorothy (Tolchinsky) Shaw, he was a longtime resident of Warwick. He was a graduate of Bentley College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Barry was the lead tax preparer at H&R Block in Warwick for 10 years and the vice president of Surplex Underwriters Insurance in Warwick for 20 years, retiring in 2015.

He was a member and on the Board of Directors of Touro Fraternal Association.  Barry volunteered at the Trudeau Center, running their Bingo games.  He was an avid golfer and was president of several local golf leagues.  He enjoyed watching sports on TV, including golf, football and baseball.  Most of all, Barry enjoyed attending the youth hockey, soccer or baseball games played by his children and more recently his grandchildren.

He was the devoted father of Howard Shaw and his wife, Kelley, Robert Shaw and Steven Shaw. He was the dear brother of the late Sanford Shaw. He was the loving grandfather of Kaitlyn, Rachel and Eric.

Contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701 or