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Shane Damon Earl

February 21, 1968October 14, 2019

Shane Damon Earl, age 51, passed away on October 14, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC after a long battle with cancer.

Shane was born on February 21, 1968 in Utica, NY to Stephen Charles and Sue Harriet (Donovan) Earl. He graduated from the Town of Webb High School in 1987.

He married Catherine Goldman (former spouse) on April 29, 2000 and together they had Tristan Owen Earl who Shane cherished with all his heart. Shane was an active father who enjoyed attending and coaching his son’s sporting events. Shane worked at Foley’s Hardware Store and at McCauley Mt. In Old Forge, NY for many years before moving to NC in 1998.

Shane was employed at Code Electric, Inc. in NC and then at Wake County General Services Administration as a Senior Facility Technician. Shane was a hardworking, fun loving character always making you laugh. He loved fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.

Shane is pre-deceased by his father; Stephen Earl, his stepfather; Michael Casey, his brother; Chad Casey, and two step-brothers; Steve and Bruce Casey.

He is survived by his partner of over 7 years, Susan Scalco and her two children Julianna and Joe of Apex, NC, his mother; Sue Schweinsberg (Richard) of Woodgate, NY, his sisters; Brandie Comrie (Steve Makey) of Toledo, Ohio, his twin brother; Duke Earl (Christine) of Inlet, NY, Sisters; Windy Kelly (Michael) of Thendara, NY, Marinda Earl (John) of Waynesville, MO, and Kathy Parent (James) of Fort Lupton, CO. Also many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces.

A funeral is scheduled for October 26 at 10:00 am at Saint Mary of the Snows in Otter Lake, NY. Father Thomas Ward will officiate. A celebration of Shane’s life will be at the White Otter Fish and Game Club in Woodgate, NY immediately following. All are welcomed to attend.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the SPCA or an organization of your choice.


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Shane Damon Earl

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