Photo courtesy of Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home

Richard A. Shaw

Omaha, Nebraska

Jan 29, 1950 – Jan 2, 2013

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

Mr. Rick Shaw,
You were a wonderful neighbor! I remember when I first met you when my family moved next door. You immediately picked up on my interest in your horses. From this interest, you allowed me to meet Sierra, who was only a few days old. From that point on, we spent many mornings training and riding the horses. I will forever remember being this first person Sierra almost bucked off. You appreciated the fact that I did not allow Sierra to buck me off. I also remember many...

Nobody on this earth could be a better next-door country neighbor than you Rick. We can never repay you for the countless times you helped haul hay, fix cars, feed animals when we were gone, etc. etc. etc. Our little girl Julia will miss being your only trick-or-treater every Halloween, when each year you made her a special bag of goodies, knowing she would be the only one to stop by. Thank you Rick, for the 10 wonderful years as the best next-door neighbor we could ever hope for. We miss...

Mr. Shaw,

I remember your tan jeep with ballon tires. You touched many with your skills of teaching and life. Always enjoyed stopping by Maywood to visit.

All of Jon Shaw's students and colleagues at Fremont Middle School send their prayers to the Shaw family at this sad time. The tributes are a true and lasting testament to the power of a teacher. What a wonderful man your dad was, Jon. We are glad you are carrying on that tradition of teaching. I am sure that made him very proud.

Your Fremont Middle School Family

Uncle Rick teaching me to ride a horse.

Uncle Rick showing my how to ride a horse

Uncle Rick taught me how to ride a horse. I will miss him so much.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Shaw was a wonderful teacher, with immense humor, patience, and love of people. God Bless.

I was so saddened to hear of Rick's passing. I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. You can tell by all the tributes that he was a truly wonderful man. Let me know if I can help with anything.

I first met Mr. Shaw when I was in his history class in 7th grade between the years of 2004-2005. Yes, he was my history teacher but he did not just teach me about history. Richard A. Shaw is one of the teachers who has given me my passion for teaching. He understood what it meant to be an effective and fun teacher, always challenging us to think outside of the box. Mr. Shaw was still very present in my life after I left that 7th grade classroom. I continued to see him throughout my career at...


Richard's Obituaries

Richard A. ShawJanuary 29, 1950 – January 2, 2013Rick died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday. He was born in Lakewood, Ohio and moved to Omaha in 1962. A graduate of Benson High School, Rick earned a degree in Education from University of Nebraska-Omaha. He taught elementary grades in...

Read More