He was born on Jan. 6, 1954, in Springfield, Ill.
Survivors include two sons: Jacob and Joshua Shaw; and a companion, Loreen Owens.
The service will be private.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Richard and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial Web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland is honored to assist the Shaw family with these arrangements.