Shane A. Bisnett

July 24, 1987January 1, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the family of Shane Adam Bisnett announces his passing on January 1, 2019. Funeral Services for Shane, age 31 of Rochester and formerly of Potsdam will be held on Thursday (Jan 10, 2019) at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY with Rev. Lee Sweeney officiating. A celebration of his life will be held immediately after his service at Sergis Restaurant 10 Market Street. Burial will be at the Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam at a later date.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (Jan 9, 2019) from 12:00-2:00 & 4:00-6:00pm at the Garner Funeral home, 10 Lawrence Avenue. Mr. Bisnett passed away unexpectedly at his home on Jan 1, 2019.

Surviving are his parents Chester “Skip” & Eve (Theisen) Bisnett of Potsdam; his wife Lauren Bisnett and daughter Londyn Bisnett of Rochester, his son Parker Bisnett & his mother Amber Burdick of Piffard NY; step-son Jordan Zindell of Rochester; a sister Kayla Bisnett of Potsdam; In-laws Sharon & Mark Zindell of Catskill NY; grandparents Mary Theisen of Potsdam and Veronica Bisnett of Potsdam; a niece Lillian Bisnett along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A grandfather Gordon Theisen predeceased him.

Shane was born on July 24, 1987 in Watertown NY. He attended Potsdam High School and played hockey until graduating in 2005. Shane was a gifted musician possessing almost perfect pitch. He composed music and played many instruments including the drums, guitar(s) and piano. He later moved to Rochester and joined the band “Ice Nine Kills”, playing base guitar, composing and singing vocals for the band. He toured the country with the band performing in 46 of the 48 contiguous states. On July 29, 2014 he married Lauren Zindell. During his career worked as a landscaper, electrician and carpenter; most recently for the Thompson Builds Construction Company in Rochester. Shane is lovingly remembered by wife, children, family, friends and co-workers for his caring for others, infectious enthusiasm and smile. He was a devoted, loving husband and a proud involved dad. His heart was full of love and joy, his arms full of hugs and he will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Open Door Mission c/o Addiction Recovery Programs. Contributions can be completed on line or a check can be mailed to PO Box 14236, Rochester NY 14614, in the memo section of either choice add “Addiction Center in memory of Shane Bisnett”. Condolences and fond memories can be shared at


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Susanne (Bessette) and Stan Smith

January 10, 2019

We would to extend our sincere condolences for the loss of Shane. I (Susanne Bessette) grew up with the Chet and Veronica Bisnett family and was saddened to read about Shane's passing last evening. I had hoped to attend the services, but due to the storm today I decided to stay home. Hugs for the entire family including Veronica, Colleen, Chet Jr, Mike, Betsy and Barbara (hoping I didn't forget anyone). We pray you are consoled by the great memories you have of Shane.
Lots of love, Stan & Susanne

Kim Hayman

January 9, 2019

Dear Bisnett family,
My heart is with you. The pictures brought back so many memories. An early one stood out to me…the photo of six cousins sitting on a couch: three babies (one of whom was Shane), a toddler (Ryan), Garrett, and me. It brought back to mind those crazy and wonderful early days of baby and toddler cousins running all around at family events. It was probably rather chaotic at the time, yet I remember it very fondly. And I remember Shane when he was a kid (before I moved away), as full of energy and enthusiastic for the next adventure with his cousins and friends.
You are close to my heart today, and always,

Debbie and Steve Fisher

January 9, 2019

Dear Eve and Chet,
Words can’t describe what you must be going through. We are so sorry and shocked to hear the news. We certainly got to see Shane’s warm and loving side. No matter where, he always had a hug to share. I loved seeing the prom picture. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie and Steve

Garrett Hayman

January 9, 2019

I watched Shane grow up as I was one of his older cousins. We both basically grew up down the river from each other, waterskiing, wake boarding, boating and tubing. Those summers growing up on the river were some of the best days, it was a great way to grow up. There are so many good memories there’s too many to recount but I’ll always cherish all of them.
My heart is with the Bisnett family.

Rick VanDeusen

January 9, 2019

Eve and Chet, So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Rick and Laura

Carlie VanDeusen Robinson

January 8, 2019

Dear Eve and Chet,

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine your heartbreak.
Your video is awesome! I can tell a lot of love went into that!

You have my deepest sympathy.

Carlie VanDeusen Robinson

carrie odell

January 8, 2019

Skip ,Eve and Family,You are in our thoughts and prayers as our hearts go out to you and your family, With Our Deepest Symphathy, Carrie and Murl

Laurie Livingston

January 8, 2019

I remember how much Shane enjoyed playing hockey in his younger years. I attended one of his games at the Pine Street Arena. A very nice young man! RIP Shane.

Bryan McNamara

January 8, 2019

Skip, Eve and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prays are with you at this time. Words cannot express our sorrow and sadness for your loss.
Bryan McNamara and family.

Shannon Miller

January 7, 2019

Our thoughts and hearts go out to all of you.
Shine On
Shannon, Hailey, Nick & Sam Miller