Barry M. Shaw, 73.

Shaw lived formerly in Barrington; he taught physics and mathematics at the Naval War College in Newport before retirement.

Barry M. Shaw, Ph.D., formerly of Barrington, died on Monday, Jan 28, 2013, at his home in Natick, Mass., after suffering a heart attack. He was 73.

Shaw was married to Norma J. (Cawley) Shaw for 22 years. He was a retired physicist and instructor at the Naval War College in Newport.

Born, raised and educated in London, England, he was a son of the late William Frederick and Elsie (McGuire) Shaw. He earned a degree in mathematics from Kings College and then left England for Furman University in South Carolina.

Noted for his abilities in track and field, he was able to complete his Masters’ Degree through scholarship funds. Barry went on to receive his Doctor of Physics from the University of Tennessee.

Shaw opted to stay in the U.S. and would eventually become a naturalized citizen. After several years in business, he moved to Coventry where he became employed as the CEO of Engineered Yarns.

He married his wife in 1989 and settled in Barrington after completely changing careers. Joining the world of academics, he taught physics and mathematics courses at the Naval War College until he retired.

He was an avid sports fan and followed teams from all over the world, his favorite being the Chelsea Football Club. A master bridge player, he also enjoyed chess. He moved to Natick two years ago.

Besides his wife, he is survived by her daughters Ellen E. Banthin and her husband Chris, and Mary E. Sullivan, all of Natick, Mass.; two grandchildren, Emily and Noah; and two brothers, John Shaw and his wife Carol of Haywood, Calif., and Dudley Shaw and his wife Valerie of Devon, England.

Relatives and friends may visit with his family on Friday, Feb. 1, at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Natick, from 10 am until the start of his funeral service at 11:30 am.


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