Bernard L. Shaw, vice president of corporate security for Hearst Corporation, died Tuesday 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.
Blah blah blah – Look, he was the cop who married Patty Hearst after she was released from prison. He got the gig with Hearst Publishing because he married the boss’s daughter. That’s the story: sex, revolution and bombs, not the death of a mundane corporate executive, however beloved. Rock and roll, dude, Symbionese Army! Pow!
Bury the poor guy if you must, but don’t bury the lede. Or, worse, fail to even mention it from fear you’ll annoy the owner of your paper.