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Sidney Shane

SHANE, Sidney 'Sid' age 88 of Boca Raton, FL, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Sid graduated from Central High School ('43) in Evansville, IN where he lived for almost 60 years. He earned his bachelor's degree and MBA from Northwestern University prior to entering the Navy where he served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. In 1948, he married his first wife, Phyllis Bader, with whom he remained happily married until her passing in 1994. After their marriage, Sid went to work for the family business, Shane Uniform and Manufacturing Co., where he spent his career, eventually becoming its President and CEO and orchestrating its sale in 1979. Sid served on numerous civic and philanthropic boards, including serving as president of Kiwanis, the United Way and Washington Avenue Temple. Sid was also appointed by The Mayor of Evansville to serve on the School Board of Vanderburgh County. Sid & Phyllis moved to Dayton, where he lived until after Phyllis passed away. After that he married Roberta Tavel Shane, with whom he spent the last 18 years, splitting their time between Indianapolis and Boca Raton. Sid was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret L. Shane, his father, Norman A. Shane, Sr., his brother, Norman A. Shane, Jr., his first wife, Phyllis Bader Shane, his daughter, Margaret L. Shane, his infant son, Frederick Shane, and his son-in-law, Ronald S. Pretekin. Sid is survived by his loving wife, Roberta Tavel Shane, of Boca Raton, his children, Cindy Pretekin of Clayton, Michael Shane (Felice) of Dayton; 6 grandchildren Jodi Watts (Jeremy), Brian Pretekin, Dan Pretekin (Suzie), Lindi, Allison and Jordan Shane; and his great grandson, Brandon Watts. Sid is also survived by Roberta's children, Andy Tavel (Lorin) of Scarsdale, NY, Michael Tavel of Indianapolis, and Julie Weiler (Mark) of Cincinnati, and Roberta's 7 grandchildren, whom he always thought of as his own; Matthew Tavel; Maddi, Laini, & Eli Weiler; and Jackson, Logan and Keaton Tavel. Private graveside services to be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sid's memory may be made to a charity of your choosing.

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Dec. 12, 2013
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