Shane Michael Looney

June 7, 1972April 3, 2019
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Shane Michael Looney June 7th 1972 – April 3rd 2019

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguished one man from another.”

Shane M. Looney was born on June 7th, 1972 in Los Angeles California. He died on April 3rd, 2019 in his home in Fresno California. He was 46 years old.

Shane was raised in Ontario California by his parents Carol and Alan looney. He was a strong believer in his catholic faith and was an altar server from age 11 through 17 at St Madeleine church in Pomona. He attended grade school in La Puente and Ontario and played baseball for the Red Sox, where he was chosen to represent his league at Dodger stadium! He studied at Ontario high until 12th grade when he moved to Texas at the age of 19. In his mid twenties he stayed in Louisiana with some friends for a short time, before moving back in with his parents. In 1994 he met Jennie Ariaz and her 2 kids Zachary and veronica Ariaz A couple years down the road in May of 1997 they had his first-born Rosalyn Ariaz looney. On valentine’s day of 1998 they got married and soon after bought their first home. A short time later in October of 2002 he adopted Zachary and veronica finalizing the looneys and creating the family he’d take care of for the rest of his life! In 2005 Shane and his family moved to Fresno California to start the next journey in his life which included a new home in 2010, 4 dogs and many friends. With a new town came new jobs and opportunity, he worked in a warehouse and a flour mill before returning to his passion in commercial driving. In 2013 he was hired to drive a city bus for the Fresno FAX in what would be his final and favorite occupation. Some of Shane’s favorite past times included Barbequing for the family during a football game and having a couple cold ones. If he had your phone number then you probably talked to him a couple times, he loved being on the phone with his friends. He enjoyed hanging out with his dogs on the couch watching a good movie or being out in the yard having a bon fire. Through all the years Shane never lost his faith in the Church. He often dedicated his time volunteering as a mentor in youth catechism classes. He sponsored young adults in their confirmation as well as his brother, sister, and nephew in their baptism. Shane Looney is survived by his wife Jennie, three kids – Zachary, Veronica, and Rosalyn, mother and father – Carol and Alan, two brothers – Alan and Sheldon, two sisters – Shannon and Sarah, one daughter in law – Lizeth, one son in law – Thomas, two grandchildren – Sodapop, and Sofia, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Brothers and Sisters in law, and countless nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his sister Trinity and his maternal and paternal grandparents

Visitation service will be held on April 18th at 4:00pm-7:00pm in the Tinkler Funeral Chapel on 475 North Broadway Fresno, Ca 93701. Funeral Service will be held on April 19th at 9:30am-11:00am in the Our Lady of Victory Church on 2838 N West Ave Fresno, Ca 93705.


  • Jennie Looney, Wife
  • Zachary Looney, Son
  • Lizeth Looney, Daughter-in-law
  • Veronica Looney, Daughter
  • Rosalyn Looney, Daughter

  • Manuel
  • Sheldon
  • Petey
  • Zack
  • Tom
  • Ken
  • Steve
  • Stevie
  • Jeramiah


  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2019

Shane Michael Looney

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Nicholas Gilbreth

April 20, 2019

Shane. Always. Made. Me. Laugh. And Drive. Me. Crazy. I’ve had some fun moments with Shane it all started on bus 30 on August 1, 2017 when Shane was doing late night I would Come to. His Bus about seven or 730 at night to See him and I would stay him till 1 o’clock in the morning You’re going to be missed

Holly Hunter

April 19, 2019

thank you for being an angel unaware. We will miss you., But will be hold your loving kindness close til we see you again. Heaven is dancing that you are home.

David Cedillo

April 19, 2019

I worked with Shane at FAX for the last 6 years. He was a big teddy bear to me. He was nice, always had a smile on his face, and we would joke around the time. I would often do carpentry work around his house. He told me that he could do the work himself but liked my company. Even though I've only known him for 6 years, I felt like I've known him for the past 20 years. He always told me when he said bye,"I love you, brother." Shane, I love you too, Brother.

Alisha Ruiz

April 18, 2019

Every time I would see Shane he always had the biggest smile on his face! He'd give us all a hug and tell me how big and beautiful my daughters were getting. This man was so loving to everyone. My greatest memory is all the times we spent together as a family, just laughing and having a great time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of us who will miss this wonderful man. Until we meet again in Heaven.

John Renteria

April 18, 2019

I had the privilege of meeting Shane at work. We would help each other get through late shifts by telling exaggerated stories and joking around. I had a pile of wheat that he helped me shovel one night that may have been 20, 000 lbs, but when Shane told the story the pile had grown to 2,000,000. He would let coworkers know that we were at the ELITE level as workers because of our feat that day. As shared by others, he would call from time to time just to say I was thinking about you. I'm glad I had a chance to know the Man, the Myth, the Legend, Big Shane.

Isabel Bolanos

April 18, 2019

Shane was a blessing to me and to the Youth Ministry program. He helped with Confirmation retreats, the Easter Egg Hunt, and was always ready to help whenever or wherever needed. He was full of life and had the biggest heart. I am truly blessed to have known him. Although we no longer shared in Youth Ministry, we shared an occasional text always wishing each other happiness and plans to get together for coffee and chat. I am sorry we didn't get a chance to get together for that coffee or chat. I will miss him. Shane was loved and respected by many of us.
To his family, I am sorry for your loss, Shane was a wonderful person. My prayers go out to you.

Ron Cordova

April 17, 2019

I remember when I was a platform instructor at FAX and Shane spent the day with me on my route we talked about everything lol. After that we were friends . I will miss him dearly

Tonia Cooper

April 17, 2019

After losing my brother who checked on me all the time, God blessed me to meet Shane while working in the radio room. After finding out that I had cancer Shane began to call and check on me every week to see how I was doing and to make me laugh just as my brother had done. Shane was a very caring person to all he knew and will truly be missed.

Kashae Ray

April 17, 2019

Shane was more than just my neighbor. He always treated me and my family like we were apart of his. The last moment I had with Shane was dinner at Valentin’s he said a beautiful prayer for my family, and I just remember being so grateful for that moment. Shane never failed to tell me and my family that he loved us and being apart of my family was one of the greatest blessing. All the love and Memories Shane has created will always be there. Rosalyn , Zack Veronica, and Jenny My deepest condolences go out to you all. May God give you peace. We love you and My family and I will always be here for support💙

Cassandra Johnson

April 17, 2019

Growing up, my family could always rely on Shane’s family, from a cup of sugar, to a ride home. Shane always had open arms with us, growing up him and my dad became so close. They were the best of friends, playing dominos, laughing, and being goofy with each other. Shane was an amazing family man and i will miss him dearly, to his wife and kids, I love you all, and my prayers are with you.