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romance languages, typed and proofread all of his manuscripts. The Shaw home was always open to students from all over the world, on a personal and professional level. The Shaws helped rebuild bridges between the United States and Germany and Japan following World War II and opened doors for many students from India. They also traveled widely and made friends all over the world.

Professor Shaw is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Barbara Zitzewitz; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His son, Milton Stanley Shaw, died in 1992.

Shaw was as active at home as he was at the university. In the early years, he undertook several home improvement projects: designing and constructing an underground garage, adding two bedrooms and a bath to the house, and building a garage for his parents. He was an avid gardener and always kept the yard in beautiful condition. He involved both family and students in boating, water skiing, and snow skiing. He took an active role in guiding his children’s and grandchildren’s education and ensured that they had the resources to pursue their interests at the best colleges and universities. He also encouraged them to travel abroad, to become familiar with other cultures and ways of life. Shaw loved children and, in his later years, he enjoyed playing with his great-grandchildren. He saw in them and their exuberance confirmation this new generation would continue on the course he had set, just as the previous ones had. He would have loved to witness that.

A few years ago, reflecting on the fullness of his life, Shaw wrote: “In looking back, there is little I would change. I have found it stimulating to work closely with young people and to see them mature and go on to take an important place in society. I believe this is the most satisfying aspect of my entire career.”



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