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Celebrating the life of
William R. Shaw, Jr. "Russ"
July 06, 1935 - July 06, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • A Memorial Service will be announced

Dear Bobbie, Tim and I are so sad for your loss of sweet Russ! We loved being neighbor's with you and treasure our time there with you. Sending prayers for you as you continue to adjust to your home at The Marshes. Love you, Becky

Tim and Becky Frame, Madison, MS,

My condolences to the Shaw family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

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I was so saddened to hear our beloved "town Crier" had passed away. everyone on Seawatch dearly loved him. He will be missed and his paper angel will always remember him! Love to you Bobbi and your whole family Bev O.

Ogren, Savannah, Ga

William Russell Shaw, Jr. (Russ)

Russ peacefully passed away on July 6 at The Marshes. He was born on July 6, 1935 in Lakeland, FL to Russell and Liane Shaw. The family moved to New Orleans where Russ graduated from Tulane University with a degree in chemical engineering. He played clarinet and flute with the Tulane marching band and New Orleans Symphony.

Russ began his business career at Union Texas Petroleum in Houston, TX. When Union Texas Petroleum was acquired by Allied Chemical Corporation, Russ moved to its international headquarters in Morristown, NJ to work in the Fibers and Plastics Division. He traveled extensively to Brazil and Europe where he consulted on fertilizer research and use.

Russ met his wife, Barbara (Bobbie), at Allied Chemical and moved to Short Hills, NJ where their son Bill was born. They joined Canoe Brook Country Club and met lifelong friends. When their second son, David, was born, they moved to Bernardsville, NJ and raised their family there for 20 years. They joined Roxiticus Golf Club, and Russ took up golf. After retirement, he consulted with small business start-ups and taught classes at local colleges.

Russ and Bobbie followed many Roxiticus friends to The Landings in 1996 where he played in two golf groups and continued to develop his golf skills. They supported the Telfair Museums, participating in museum sponsored trips, Telfair Academy Guild fundraisers, and the Melchers Society. Russ loved to cruise and travel. In 2016, Russ and Bobbie moved to the Marshes. He attended the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.

Russ is survived by his wife, Barbara Bissett Shaw; two sons, William Russell Shaw III (Bill) of Portland, OR and David Ellis Shaw of Stamford, CT. Also Heather Shaw of Portland and grandchildren, Campbell and Ellery of Portland, OR and Alex and Emma, of Darien, CT and brother and sister in law, Bill and Bonnie Bissett of Sarasota, FL.

A memorial service to celebrate Russ’s life will be held at The Skidaway Island United Methodist Church in September. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to:

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia (www.helpendhunger.org).

 

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Dear Bobbie, Tim and I are so sad for your loss of sweet Russ! We loved being neighbor's with you and treasure our time there with you. Sending prayers for you as you continue to adjust to your home at The Marshes. Love you, Becky

Tim and Becky Frame, Madison, MS,

My condolences to the Shaw family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

, ,

I was so saddened to hear our beloved "town Crier" had passed away. everyone on Seawatch dearly loved him. He will be missed and his paper angel will always remember him! Love to you Bobbi and your whole family Bev O.

Ogren, Savannah, Ga


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