Barry Shaw


Shaw, Barry, 76, died Sunday, October 4, 2020 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 of 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 was also 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.

Devoted father of Howard Shaw and his wife, Kelley, Robert Shaw and Steven Shaw. Dear brother of the late Sanford Shaw. Loving grandfather of Kaitlyn, Rachel and Eric.

Funeral services and Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701 or


  1. Janice Shapiro
    Oct 5, 2020

    We are so sorry to.hear about Barry’s passing. May you.find comfort from your memories. He was a wonderful person and cousin . Janice & Howard Shapiro

  2. Hermine Gilbert
    Oct 5, 2020

    I am so sorry to hear about Barry’s death. I’m glad it wasn’t so long ago that I got to see him at the shivah for his brother, Sanford.
    I wish you all support in this difficult time. Know that we’re thinking of you.

    Warmest regards,
    Cousin Hermine and Family

  3. Theodore Loebenberg
    Oct 7, 2020

    Gail and Family, This was shared with me at a time of loss and I share it forward. A good man lost. DEATH IS NOTHING

    Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is an absolute unbroken continuity. What is Death but a negligent accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well .
    Written by Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 – 17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford

  4. suzanne Glucksman
    Oct 7, 2020

    Dear Gail, Howard, Steven and Robert,
    The last time I saw Barry was at the shiva for his brother, Sandy, several months ago. It was a special remembrance of the past. My heartfelt sympathies to all of you.

    Grief is the price of love.
    Warmest regards,
    Suzanne Glucksman

  5. Stevan and Stevan Labush
    Oct 7, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shaw family.
    He will truly be missed.
    Stevan & Rhonda Labush

  6. Dear Gail and family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Barry’s death. I have fond memories of growing up with Barry and all the cousins. May Barry’s memory be a blessing to all.

  7. Michael E. Stuart
    Oct 12, 2020

    My condolences too the Shaw Family. Barry was our ride to High
    School in his what I believe to be a Ford Convertible. Barry had a
    great personality and a big smile for everyone.

    Michael E. Stuart

  8. Steven Alexander
    Oct 13, 2020

    Sending my condolences on Barry’s passing to the entire Shaw Family. I spent many days with Howard and his family, they treated me like a member of the family! I am deeply saddened for your loss and praying for you all!


  9. Elaine Cohen Gross
    Oct 15, 2020

    My condolences Gail to you and your family. Barry and you were part of my past and remember a lot of good times

  10. Diana Goldberg Adams
    Dec 5, 2020

    Dear Gail, i googled your name today because even after 60 years I remembered it was your Birthday. So very sad to hear of Barry’s passing. My thoughts are with you. May the memories carry you through this time.


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