William Theodore Shaw of Greenwich, Connecticut, died Jan. 24. He was 84.

Mr. Shaw was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Nov. 7, 1934, to Wanda and W. Theodore Shaw. He attended Scarsdale High School and graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. In 1956, he graduated from Denison University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and editor of the college humor magazine.

In 1962, he married Alexandra Mapes of Suffern, New York. In 1972, they moved from New York City to Greenwich, Connecticut.

For 41 years he was an advertising copywriter in New York City, first with Ogilvy & Mather then McCaffrey & McCall, where he was an executive vice president, co-creative director and member of the board. He retired from Grey Advertising as a vice president/creative supervisor.

Mr. Shaw was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City and the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich. He was an avid photographer, painter and dog lover.

He is survived by Alexandra, his wife of 56 years; daughters Adrienne Mapes Shaw of Greenwich and Hilary Shaw Houldin of New York City; twin grandchildren John and Mary Louise Houldin of Washington, Connecticut; his sister Marcia Codling and niece Carolyn Martel of Loudonville, New York.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Adopt-A-Dog of Greenwich, P.O. Box 11135, Greenwich, CT 06831. 

The family will host a celebration of Mr. Shaw’s life at the Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Drive, Greenwich, March 9 at 3:30 p.m.

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