Welcome to the Edge

We are a local, subscriber-supported news organization.
Feel free to learn more about us, browse our free content,
or become a subscriber for as low as $1.75 a week.


  • Anita S. Shane, 96,

    Anita S. Shane, 96,

Anita S. Shane, 96

Dec. 31, 2015

Anita S. Shane, 96,

Anita S. Shane, 96,

Anita S. Shane, 96, of Port Char­lotte, Fla., passed away peace­fully Thurs­day, Dec. 31, 2015, at her Char­lotte County res­i­dence.
Born Oct. 19, 1919, in Rochester, NY, to the late Den­nis and Anna (Sweeney) Shaw, she had been a res­i­dent of Port Char­lotte for 26 years.

Mrs. Shane was the accoun­tant and office man­ager of a weld­ing and fab­ri­ca­tion shop. She was a vol­un­teer for F.I.S.H. of Engle­wood for many years.  An avid cross­word puz­zle worker, she was a com­mu­ni­cant of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Englewood.

She is pre-deceased by her hus­band, Stephen, in 2010, one sis­ter and three brothers.

Sur­vivors include her devoted daugh­ter, Karen (Charles) Shaw of Port Char­lotte; two sons, Richard (Linda) Shane of Rochester, NY, and Don­ald (Kath­leen) Shane of South Mills, NC; a brother, Anthony (Bev­erly) Shaw of Rochester, NY; two sis­ters, Verna Oehlbeck of George­town, Texas and Jeanette Sad­wick of Rochester, NY; seven grand­chil­dren and eight great-grandchildren.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednes­day, Jan. 6, at the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, 3070 South McCall Road. A prayer ser­vice will be said at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thurs­day, Jan. 7, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 770 Kil­bourne Ave., Engle­wood, with the Rev. Mark Shaffner offi­ci­at­ing. Com­mit­tal and bur­ial will fol­low at 1 p.m. at Sara­sota National VA Ceme­tery in Sara­sota, Fla.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the School of the Holy Child­hood, 100 Gro­ton Park­way, Rochester, NY or St. Jude’s Children’s Hos­pi­tal – Memo­r­ial & Honor Pro­gram, 501 St. Jude Place, Mem­phis, TN 38195 in mem­ory of Anita Shane.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com