Schenectady - Andrew Reid Shaw, 5/29/1966-6/26/2022
Andrew Reid Shaw was born May 29,1966. He entered the world early, because as anyone who
has met him knows, patience was not one of his gifts and he hated being late. Andrew attended
elementary school in Niskayuna, NY, and moved to Darien, CT when he was entering 8th
grade. He made friends quickly and easily in every aspect of his life, and remained lifelong
friends with many. He attended the University of Connecticut, and went on to a long career in
media advertising sales. He followed in the footsteps of his father and siblings, but had his own
passion for it. Recently, he discovered a new passion as he worked with elementary age
students, particularly impacting the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Andrew had many other passions. He loved live music, body surfing, cooking, skiing. He loved
singing loudly even if it was off-key. He loved a good bottle of cabernet. He loved to travel. He
loved riding his motorcycle or electric bike for hours, exploring everywhere. He loved
Wednesday night prayer services at church. His faith had become a central part of his life. He
loved children, and was always ready with a silly face or a game of peekaboo. He adored his
dogs, and they adored him. He was quick to offer help to anyone who needed it. He loved to
host and entertain, welcoming people into his home. And more than anything, Andrew loved
family. His parents, his siblings, his partner, his children and stepchildren were all deeply rooted
in his heart. Andrew loved in a big way. When he entered the room, you knew he was there -
filling the space with his laughter and booming voice.
Andrew is survived by his children, Samantha and Nicholas, his mother Marilyn, his fiancee
Pam and their children, Lily, Malcolm, and Gracie, his siblings, Michael (and Geri), Stephen
(and Janet), and Gayle, and his many nieces and nephews, whom he adored. He is
predeceased by his father, Reid Shaw. He will be very missed.
Services will be held at 3:00pm, Friday July 1 with a reception immediately following at Noroton
Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien CT. The family requests instead of flowers,
please send donations to the American Diabetes Association or
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A Memorial Tree was planted for Andrew
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Daly Funeral Home
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