Richard "Dick" Shaw Hall Jr.

December 9, 1944April 1, 2018
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Richard Shaw Hall, Jr. December 9, 1944 – Was an American publisher with a marketing and sales background. Mr. Hall was born on Staten Island, in New York City. He attended Port Richmond High School where he experienced his first exposure to the world of publishing when he, for 4 years, worked on the school's yearbook.

He attended City College of New York (Staten Island) from 1963 and 1964. He then embarked on an adventure to Kentucky, Morehead State University where he finished his undergraduate degree with majors in History, Sociology and Psychology, with minors in Business and Biology.

He returned to New York and began a teaching career in the field of Special Education specifically “Learning Behavioral Disabilities” at the secondary level (7th grade – 12th grade) at the 600 school on Staten Island housed on the Mt Loretto campus.

He attended Columbia University Graduate School with an emphasis in “Behavioral Psychology”.

After several lengthy teachers strikes he was offered an opportunity to move to Columbus, Ohio working for B.F. Skinner, designing and implementing behavioral modification programs imbedded in curriculum. He also did field research in that field and staff development. From 1969 – 1972 he was on loan to the University of Pittsburg (Leaning Resource Development Center) working with a field research program called I.P.I (Individualized Prescribed Instruction). In 1970, when the publishing rights for I.P.I. was acquired by New Century Education Corporation, Mr. Hall returned to the world of publishing. He remained with New Century until 1975.

During this time Mr. Hall was involved with Open Court publishing, editing the synthetic phonics “Foundation” program.

From 1976 to 1979 Mr. Hall became aware of school of educational thought spearheaded by Dr. Arthur Whimby, author of” Intelligence Can Be Taught” and began a relationship with a company called I.S.I (Innovative Sciences, Inc.) who brought behavioral management techniques together with the cognitive learning strategies of Whimby.

In 1979 he joined the Ohio based C.O.I.N. (Coordinated Occupational Information Network) an information database serving the guidance counselors across the country.

In 1986 after the sale of C.O.I.N. to Bell & Howell, Mr. Hall joined the Marketing and Sales department of Cambridge Book Company.

He achieved his highest success with Out2News, an online publishing newspaper effort created for the local Treasure Coast Community with a News/citizen journal emphasis. He called it the “Happy” news!

Perhaps the most important roll Mr. Hall prized was that of loving husband and devoted father. He adored his family and put them first in all that he did.

He is survived by his wife Robin Hall of 37 years, son Richard Shaw Hall III, son Andrew Shaw Hall and daughter in law Erica Hall and close family friend Sasha Dacosta.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in memory of: Richard S Hall Scholarship to Martin County Youth Leadership 1650 South Kanner Highway Stuart, FL 34994.


  • Robin Hall, Wife
  • Richard Shaw Hall III, Son
  • Andrew Shaw Hall, Son
  • Erica Hall, Daughter-in-law
  • Sasha Dacosta, Friend


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2018

Richard "Dick" Shaw Hall Jr.

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Deborah Temple

April 21, 2018

Dearest Robin,

I didn't know Dick very long but long enough to know he was a wonderful man. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May our gracious Lord comfort you all at this terrible time of grief! I will continue to pray for you all.❤️

Jane McAllister

April 21, 2018

Dearest Robin and Family,
We already miss the huge smile Dick had every time we would meet at Martin County functions. I first met Dick at BNI, early morning and he still had that huge smile. Always with his camera capturing so many local social events. Dick you will be missed by so many friends!

Tami Karol-Nicholas

April 19, 2018

A contagious smile
A bundle of constant positive energy
And a love for his family, friends and his community
A huge loss for all of us
God Bless Robin and the rest of the family
He is filming us all from above now!
You will be so missed Dick Hall! ❤️

Sandy Milligan

April 9, 2018

Sending our sincere sympathy to Robin & the boys. Remembering Richard when he & his lovely wife lived in Ohio & cared for my daughters. I have fond memories of this special family. So sorry for your loss. May you have peace in remembering the wonderful person he was. Sending love & prayers for all of you.