Robert J. Shaw died Feb. 11. He was 87.

He was born May 2, 1930. Bob Shaw loved the Vineyard as much he loved his tennis and family. He was instrumental in starting and coaching the first tennis team at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

He commuted to Newark, N.J. when running Dynamic Chemical Co. He got his pilot’s license so he could fly right to Martha’s Vineyard on weekends until his early retirement. He loved sports and was a devoted New York Giants fan. The fourth quarter ended too quickly for Bob.

He leaves his wife, Claire, who resides in Savannah, Ga., son, Robert (RJ), of Ocala, Fla., and daughter, Debbie, of Oldsmar, Fla. He will be missed.