Alexander Shane Roeser

September 24, 1978November 22, 2018

Alexander Shane Roeser was born on September 24, 1978 in Seattle, Washington and passed away on November 22, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Alexander Shane Roeser

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Kay Dorris

December 9, 2018

Herb, Kim, Jonas and Justin. Steve and I were so saddened to learn of Shane's passing. We both remember what a kind person he was...not only as an employer but as a friend. May all of you find some comfort in each other.

Peter Hammett

December 7, 2018

I haven’t seen Shane in 20 years, but spoke with him a few times a few years ago when we were both learning to fly at the same time. My 20 year old memories of him can be summed up by saying that he was purely a kind soul.

Life at the Roeser house was a bit “looser” than it was at my house, and it was really easy to spent my free time there. Shane opened my eyes to so many different things by acting as the conduit between Jonas (who he was so proud of) and the rest of us. I always felt like Shane was watching out for me and introducing me to things that I would have otherwise been insulated from.

My family had a small sailboat that I was allowed to take out at a young age. Shane and I would “acquire” some of Kim’s Merit cigarettes and a few of Herbert’s Coronas and sail down to Kenmore, drop the anchor, and stay the night. On one occasion in 8th grade my father showed up at the dock on our return to help us clean the boat and take us home. We thought we had done a sufficient job of discarding the bottles and butts, but my father came up on deck with a cigarette in his hand, snapped it in half, and said “What’s this”? Before my father was even able to finish the question and without hesitation Shane said: “That’s mine, Peter doesn’t smoke”. I was completely blown away, but when I thought about it later, I remembered that that’s the type of friend that Shane was.

I have many fond memories of going to Sandpiper with the Roesers every September, the ramp in the back yard, swimming at the dock down the street, and a million other memories with Shane’s face etched in them. He had a really profound influence on my early life that I’m sure still lives with me as an adult.

Shane, thanks for letting me be a part of it. Your friendship and kindness meant a great deal to me.


Benjamin Puariea

December 6, 2018

We live in a cruel and cynical world, and Shane was always the antithesis of that. I will never forget how and when I met Shane. Shane and Justin both arrived to Medina Elementary School in the fall of 1987. It was recess, and I was the leader of the boys group, and Kellie, was the leader of the girls group. Shane, being the cool, confident, and smart kid walked up to Kellie, and asked her out. I walked behind Shane and pushed him down. Kellie stood over him and gave him a list of reasons as to why she would never date him or any boy until college. Shane cried, I laughed so hard, helped him to his feet and proceeded to explain the rules of 3rd Grade Medina play ground edict.

Shane and I were the best of friends from the ages of 9-17. I was at the Roesers house every weekend all weekend long it seemed. My parents used to call it camp Roeser. The Roesers were so generous; Saturday nights they would invite me to have dinner at I love Sushi and Herbert would offer me fifty bucks to eat Uni… we were eleven then, and 29 years later I still can’t eat Uni. The Roesers invited me on summer trips to Greece, and skiing trips to Snow Bird Utah. My parents did not let me go… I’m sure I cried…

When I turned 16, Kim drove Peter, Shane, Justin and me to 13 Coins after midnight to celebrate it. In short some of my greatest days were spent with Shane and his family. Life seemed better when Shane was around. The world needs more angles, and Shane is the paragon of virtue. Shane, I will never stop telling these stories, and every time I do, I will cry.

Kim, Herbert, Justin, and Jonus please accept my condolences.

~Benjamin Puariea

Mia Roeser

December 5, 2018

It was the shocking news that brought tears to my eyes.
And you made me remember what it was like to cry.
On that dreadful day, God decided it was your time, your time to go,
So He took your life away.
And everyone felt the pain, the pain that you had been suffering for so long.
It's harder than I ever thought life could be without you.

Scotty Tymczyszyn

December 5, 2018

I remember listening to LL cool J singing I'm Bad out of the tape deck in Shane's room in his childhood house. I had a lot of good memories there growing up. It felt like a mansion. Shane was kind to everyone at an age when a lot of kids are not. He helped me get a 3 finger Adrock style ring made by Jerry Oday. Best $200 I ever spent. You are missed Shane.

Karen Sandvik Brennan

December 4, 2018

I remember fond memories of growing up with Shane- he was always smiling and so friendly. He wanted to be everyone’s friend. I am so sorry to hear of this loss to the world- as Shane added so much to it! Love to the family and Shane, I hope you are smiling down upon us!

Craig Caryl

December 4, 2018

Shane: I only wish you knew how many people you positively impacted. Maybe then you could have hung around a bit longer cause the planet is a bit suckier without you. I have nothing but good memories of rolling on your private plane to a Formula One race in FL during the Dr. Marion 3in4 Tour when ol Bessy broke down conveniently in front of Tri Marine. Not only did you fix my bus but you put our crew up and took us on an amazing trip. All just because you had a big wonderful heart. Hopefully that 1928 Juke Box I gave you and the future Mrs. provided some good dancing times. I will always look at the earrings you traded me, which adorn my wife to this day, and think lovingly of you. Valhalla Bro!! May you be re-united with your Norse Queen and live the eternal life of the Warrior King.

Ryan Quinn

December 4, 2018

Firstly, I want to send the deepest sympathies to the Roeser family.

It’s been a long time since I last saw Shane. But, I know no matter how much time passed that he would be quick with a welcome smile. That e would be able to pick up right where we left off. Shane was a warm and genuine friend, and he will he missed.

JR Brown

December 4, 2018

I will always remember Shane as a kind, giving and generous person. I will miss his laughter, companionship and all the good times we have shared throughout the years. Losing such a good person and friend is saddening. I will always miss you Shane.

Cameron Truesdell

December 4, 2018

A great guy with a good heart, gone too soon .
I hope you are now reunited with your true love and hopefully this gives your family a little peace