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Shaw, Bernard L.

Bernard L. Shaw, vice president of corporate security for Hearst Corporation, died December 17 in Garrison, N.Y., after a long illness. He was 68. Shaw joined Hearst Corporation in 1983 and most recently served as vice president of corporate security.

"For three decades, Bernie served Hearst Corporation with loyalty and distinction," said Steven R. Swartz, president and CEO, Hearst Corporation. "All of us are grateful for his long tenure and friendship. He will be greatly missed."

"Bernie was a dedicated employee—much beloved by his fellow workers—as well as a loving father and husband," said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., executive vice chairman, Hearst Corporation. "Our condolences go out to his immediate family and the entire Hearst family as well."

Shaw married Patricia Hearst Shaw, granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, in 1979. He was born in San Francisco and served as a police officer there for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hearst Shaw; their two daughters, Gillian Hearst Simonds and Lydia Hearst-Shaw; son, Thomas Shaw; daughter, Heather Shaw; sister, Joan Carmignani and one granddaughter, Harper Randolph Simonds.

Final arrangements will be conducted in private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the San Miguel Academy of Newburgh (, c/o Cathy Joyce Wooters, Development Director, 245 Renwick Street, Newburgh, NY 12550. Donations may also be made online at

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 20, 2013
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