OBITUARY

Shaun Douglas Probert

June 7, 1968November 2, 2013

SHAUN D. PROBERT, age 45. Retired Lieutenant Shaun Probert passed away Saturday after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Shaun retired from the Shaker Heights Fire Department in May of 2010 due to his illness. Beloved son of Evelyeen and the late Charles, dearest father of Becky, Jessie and Katie; loving fiancee of Debbie (nee McNellie); dear brother of Todd (Laura); uncle of Jonathon and Danielle; special friend of Debbie's children Brooke, Spencer and Jensen. After retiring from the fire department, Shaun did not leave his commitment to serving people; instead, Shaun set out on a track to raise awareness for debilitating neuro-muscular diseases. Shaun worked closely with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and traveled speaking to individuals and firefighters about the importance of raising awareness to help find a cure for these diseases. His travels eventually took him in 2012 to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) National Convention in Philadelphia. There he spoke to thousands of firefighters from around the nation. The International Association of Firefighters then named him the IAFF MDA National Spokesman. Shaun has touched many lives and many people throughout his life. Shaun will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers Shaun hoped donations would go towards the Children's Education. Funeral service 11 am Thursday November 7 at the funeral home. Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS.,(at Lander Rd.) WEDNESDAY 2-4 AND 6-9 PM. Online tribute and condolences www.diciccoandsonsfh.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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Shaun Douglas Probert

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John Hassan

November 7, 2013

A fighter to the end and the bravest of the brave. On behalf of all the members of IAFF L142 London, Ontario, Canada, rest in peace brother your fight has been fought and for all you have accomplished you will be remembered for that and so much more.

Tracie Newsome

November 7, 2013

Today is a sad day Rest In Peace

November 6, 2013

Evie, Prayers & Big Hugs to you & your family. He sounds like a wonderful person!
Sue Reed, Madison

November 6, 2013

Todd's colleagues at Raytheon would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Shaun. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.

November 6, 2013

My sincere heartfelt sympathy goes out to Debbie and Shaun's family. I had the great honor of knowing Shaun and Debbie while dealing poker at the Horseshoe Casino. From the moment I met this lovely couple I knew how special both of them were. The love shared between them was so apparent it brought tears to my eyes. Shaun is truly an inspiration to all of us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. Sandy Schmoll

Bob & Judy Calkins

November 6, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Evie and family.

Devon Paullin

November 6, 2013

Sail on brother Shaun.

Linda Jones

November 6, 2013

My sincere condolences to Evie, Shaun's three beautiful daughters and Debbie, Todd, other family members, friends, and all who knew and loved him.
The photo "slide show" is a wonderful glimpse into Shaun's life...may all your very special memories of Shaun and your faith help you through this profound loss.

Sincerely, Linda

November 6, 2013

Mrs. Probert,
I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that all the special memories you have of Shaun will help you get through this difficult time.
Nancy (Briar) Hill

John Danko

November 6, 2013

Shaun volunteered to be a Paramedic assigned to the Shaker Heights SWAT Team. As Firefighters and Policeman know there are historic rivalries between us. But bigger than the rivalry is the bond between those individuals who put their lives on the line everyday for others. Shaun was a great asset to our team. Knowing that he had our backs made our jobs much safer. "Shauner" no doubt buddy you took the right test. Keep looking out for us.