Shane M. O'Neill
1986 - 2016
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O'Neill, Shane M.

Shane M. O'Neill, 29, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016 after a brief illness. He was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by his grandparents and his cousin Nickolas. He is survived by his loving and supportive parents Karl and Cindy (Jayne) O'Neill; brother and best friend Steven; grandfather Lewis Jayne (Barb Button); aunts and uncles Brenda (Mark) Harrington, Joseph Jayne, Dan O'Neill (Paul), Colleen (Michael) Clarke, James O'Neill (Moria), Tim (Beth) O'Neill, Robert O'Neill, Mary Alice (Roger) Mason, Linda O'Neill; cousins Heather, Daniel, Brian, Trisha, Tommy, Katie, Meaghan, Sean, Seamus, Jimmy, Amy, Molly, Joe, Allison and James; special friends Gunner MacBlane, Steve Ronald, Jonathan Davis and Ben Bachman. Shane was a remarkable man. Despite a tragic childhood accident that left him paralyzed he never once looked back and fought through many challenges. He graduated from Windsor High School in 2004, received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University. That lead him to begin a career at Pride Mobility in Exeter, PA as a design engineer helping to make wheelchairs more adaptive to today's challenges. Some of Shane's simple pleasures were sitting in the sun, his Friday night card games, grabbing a drink with his buddies and loving his mother's cooking. He was an avid Notre Dame Football fan, making trips to Notre Dame Stadium. He gave the ultimate gift of life as an organ donor, he was always looking to help others. The family will receive friends on April 15, 2016 from 4 to 7pm at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME, INC. ,137 Robinson St. Binghamton, NY. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 9am at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution can be made to the Humane Society of Binghamton or STIC of Binghamton.




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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2016.
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April 13, 2017
Shane's parents and Steven,

I am still crying as I viewed today's obituaries. I never knew that Shane had passed last year, and was so shocked to learn of it this morning. I would have attended the funeral had I known.

You may remember I was Shane's third grade teacher. I never forgot him, as he stood out as an exuberant boy. More than once he complimented me on my "pretty blouse." No other student was like him! I have been praying for him all these years, not knowing of this sad ending. I am so proud to see his academic success and his career ambition.

Please know how deeply saddened I am. I love all my students, but he was especially loved. My heart aches for you.

Brenda Ripley
Brenda Ripley
April 19, 2016
I remember you and Steven throwing bits of popcorn and stuff at my niece Nicole and Amber at the drive in when you all came to visit us in NC and we went to the drive in.....Nicole thought it was some other kids and was going start a fight, but the girls laughed and laughed when they figured out it was you and Steven....you were so much fun and a joy....you will be remembered always...
Ginger Carner
April 19, 2016
To Shane's family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Shane was a co-worker here at Pride Mobility. I enjoyed a few lunches sitting outside in the beautiful sunshine with him last summer. (I could tell how much he loved the sun!). He was always so pleasant - what a lovely person. He will be missed so much by all of us here at Pride Mobility.

Brenda Reeves
April 19, 2016
Dear Cindy and family,
Words cannot express how sorry Mike and I am at the loss of your beloved Shane. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you from us.
Love, Tammy and Mike Giovinazzo
April 18, 2016
Karl, Cindy and family,

I am so very sorry to have heard of Shane's passing. What an inspiration he was to so many people. May your memories with him be a comfort to you in this difficult time ahead.

Love and hugs to you all,
Monica Stento
Monica Stento
April 17, 2016
My sincerest condolences to the family. Shane was a good person. At work, I knew Shane to be a genuinely nice and funny guy. He also showed concern for others, which spoke volumes about his character.
Paul Komishock Jr.
April 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
The Kerins family
April 16, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your whole family.
Betty Jo ( Henecy ) Brady
April 16, 2016

So very sorry for your loss....
~"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever".~ winnie the pooh
MariBeth Valada Lewis
April 16, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss, He is an inspiration to all who knew or knew of him.I know he touched my life. Sorry I was unable to attend the service. He will continue to be in mine and my church prayers. Thank you for enriching all our lives with Shane presents.- Sean Fleming
Sean Fleming
April 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult times. May your memories of Shane bring you comfort.
Cindy Segrue-O'Shea
April 16, 2016
You have our deepest sympathies in this time of great loss! Shane will be missed by so many friends and family.
He accomplished great things in the short time that was allotted to him. Fly high young man!!!
Ron and Sharon Perkins
April 16, 2016
Cindy and Karl,
It saddens me to hear that you lost your son. May your memories sustain you in the days ahead. You will remain in my prayers.

Anne Cody
Anne Cody-DePalmo
April 15, 2016
Karl & Cindy and Family,
May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My sincerest condolences for the loss of your precious son.
Gina Moody- Inniss
April 15, 2016
dear karl and cindy,

sending love, peace and sympathy for your loss of a beautiful son.
corinne and gene purtell
April 15, 2016
Joe, I remember how much you adored Shane as a young boy and how proud you were of him as he overcame after his accident. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Nancy Murray
April 15, 2016
Karl and Cindy,

I'm sorry to hear of your son's passing. I'll be thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time.

Scott Alston
April 15, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sharon ONeill-Earyes
April 15, 2016
Karl, I was sorry to hear about Shane passing on and hope that all the fond memories will help ease you through this time. Your dedication thru the years shows your true spirit and the kind of great model you were for him.
John Sponable
April 15, 2016
Dear O'Neill Family,

I am saddened to hear of your loss! I did not know Shane other than to see him come and go to Grandma Alice's house, he is now in heaven with his Grandma Alice.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Mary Petko/Neighbor/Martin Ave
April 15, 2016
I am so sorry to learn of Shane's passing. I will always remember his smile. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Nicole Kulik
April 15, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dave & Mary Litchko
April 15, 2016
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Jacki Taylor
April 15, 2016
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Shane had such a positive influence on me and everyone he came in contact with at Pride. What a great person and an absolute pleasure to be around
Jay Brislin
April 15, 2016
karl & cindy my heart aches for you and your family. words can not express the sadness you must be feeling. shane was a son to be so proud of. he made his place in the world so profound. god bless you all !
michelle genter
April 15, 2016
My heart is breaking for you and your family. I never met your son, but I worked with Joe for many years and he spoke of Shane often. He was an incredible young man and how proud you must be of him. We recently lost our son CJ, and all I can say is to embrace the love and support of your family. As you begin your journey of grief,

Sending you prayers
Chuck and Shelley Levchak
April 15, 2016
dear karl iam so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your faimly
ivan pewterbaugh
April 15, 2016
Shane was an inspiration. His positive force was amazing to watch. I followed him on Facebook, and marveled at what he was able to accomplish in his short life, things that some people without mobility issues could not fathom. He will be missed. Of course my personal favorite memory, was at a party at Mikes, when he, as a young kid, came up and took the time to play catch with a little girl with Down Syndrome. He had me...from that moment on. We will miss you Shane..
Jude Clarke
April 14, 2016
Karl, Cindy and Stevo,
We are so sorry to hear of Shane's passing. Shane is truly an inspiration to all of us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark and Theresa ONeill
April 14, 2016
Shane was a great friend and coworker. He always met life head on with a positive attitude and sarcastic quip. He took great pride in busting me at work. Our common interest was the love of Notre Dame football. I was out of town when he was admitted to the hospital - so I never had the chance to say "good bye". He will be missed. He positively impacted so many people's lives. My thoughts and prayer will be with his family.
Robert OLeary
April 14, 2016
We will miss your smiling face in the halls at Pride. Gone too soon. RIP.
Stephanie Ditzler
April 14, 2016
Karl and Cindy
We send our deepest condolences to you & your family Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
George and Linda Zervos
April 14, 2016
Wow! I was a clinical director at one of the licensed agencies that provided nurses for Shane when he was in school! It is heart-warming to see that he lead such a full and successful life despite his accident. Shane was a nice guy. He was adaptable and I never heard him complain. He was a part of a very loving family and this was his greatest strength. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Nancy Eichler
Nancy Eichler
April 14, 2016
Cindy, Karl and Steve,
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Bruce & Leah Coole
April 14, 2016
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO SHANE'S FAMILY. He was an amazing guy, always smiling.
Nancy Stanton
April 14, 2016
i am very sorry for your loss
elaine johns n.c.
shane o'neal
April 14, 2016
Brenda, May Shane's light shine on.Hugs and prayers for you and your loved one.
Diane Hiller
April 14, 2016
kimberly powers
April 14, 2016
Dear Carl, Cindy and Steven and all the O'Neill family, my heart and prayers are with you at this trying time. Shane was one in a million and now he is resting comfortably in God's arms. Precious memories will always be cherished.
Barbara Barnes
April 14, 2016
Karl & Family,

We would like to send our condolences to you & your family during this trying time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

From, all of us @ Heat-Tek Heating, A/C & Plumbing, LLC
Heat Tek
April 14, 2016
Cindy and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
Colleen Coons-Chaffins
April 14, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you all.
Diane Saunders-Giustiniani
April 14, 2016
Karl and Cindy and Family,
We just learned of your heartbreaking loss. Unimaginable , is the only word that comes to mind when your child leaves this world before you do. We are holding you all close to our hearts and will keep you in our prayers. We hope you find some peace and comfort knowing that Love surrounds you always.
Kathy and Michael Nohle
April 14, 2016
Cindy, Karl & Steven,

I am so sorry to hear of Shane's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember all the times babysitting Shane & Steven. We had a lot of fun times. I am thankful for my memories I have. May God Bless you and your family.
Michelle (Ramsey) Richardson
April 14, 2016
Cindy, Karl, Steven and extended family.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss and hope that you find peace and comfort in all the special memories and love that you shared. Shane was an angel on earth who is now flying high in eternal peace. Take care and know how much other's care.
Kelly Slocum
April 14, 2016
Dave Heatherman
April 14, 2016
I am so sorry for your families loss. I always remember you having a smile on your face. You always brought smiles to those around you.
Alana Haskins
April 14, 2016
Cindy and Carl and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope you and your family all find the peace and solace you need during this very sad time.
Bob & Charlene Hull
April 14, 2016
Karl, Cindy & Steven,
We are so saddened by the loss of Shane and so very sorry you have to go through this, no one should ever have to lose a child. Always remember he was a great person, a pillar of strength and an inspiration. He accomplished great things in his life. Every time I turn the corner, if it was a sunny day, Shane was sitting outside in the sun and give a wave. Always smiling. I see he has Jake as his Facebook background, miss Jaker Baker (as mom called him). So Shane you give Jake a cookie for us and a pat on the head, RIP good man. You will never be forgotten.
Suzy & Chris (Pilot) Hacker-Plain
April 14, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Shane was a great person to be around and had a great personality when we all went to windsor school. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived
kimberly powers
April 14, 2016
I am so sorry for you loss, I am a night time cleaner at Pride, I would pass Shane in the hallway almost every day, I would always say how ya doin today? His reply with his unique smile would be better now, LOL it was my pleasure to know him, he always made my night brighter. You will all be in my prayers. Mary Hartman, Old Forge, Pa.
April 14, 2016
It's not fair. My heart aches for you all. Prayers to you and your family. Rest peacefully beautiful soul.
Patty Nanni
April 14, 2016
Sorry for ur loss. (((((HUGS,THOUGHTS & PRAYERS))))) for u all.
John Ray
April 14, 2016
sorry for the loss
lynzi n dave
April 14, 2016
Joseph & family. So very sorry for your loss.
Lorraine Harrington
April 14, 2016
Sending prayers out to the O'Neill family. May Shane rest in peace and our father above watch over this strong family.
Karen O'Neil
April 14, 2016
I want to school with him he was the nices guy I can ever meet
Richard Aldrich
April 14, 2016
Shane, I can't believe you're gone... I am so grateful that I was able to become even better friends with you during college and got to know you. You were an amazing person and inspiration to all. Watch over us all and keep us smiling and laughing like you always did while you were with us! Keeping your family in my thoughts!
Kevin Skidmore
April 14, 2016
I first met Shane as a high school sophomore in one of my Living Environment classes. He never made excuses or let anything stand in the way of his success. He was a remarkable young man with a quick wit and a great sense of humor. May his family and friends find some comfort in the fact that, even though his life on this earth was far too short, it was certainly a life well-lived.
Laurie Hulbert
April 14, 2016
Kimi Carroll
April 14, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family Cindy
cindy minis
April 14, 2016
When we moved to Windsor in 1999, Shane was the first "buddy" that I met. From backyard games of pickle to snowboarding and BMX bike riding, the Peg Leg Road crew was inseparable... even if our get-togethers usually ended up in a brawl. After Shane's accident, we always found ways to hang out. I remember one summer trying to figure out a way to make a ramp to get him into our house; it wasn't one of our best ideas, but hey, we tried!

Shane's story is incredible, and his life is a testament to hard work, perseverance, and selflessness. His experience is truly inspirational, and I know that he has left a legacy that will not be forgotten. Cindy, Karl, Steve, and Shane's extended family, I'm sure, are all beyond proud of him.

My condolences are with the family; may you find peace and comfort in the memories that you all share.
Megan Bottle
April 14, 2016
Cindy, Karl & Steven:

So sorry for your loss, thoughts & prayers to you all.
Shane was a remarkable person, he touched so many of our lives..
He will be greatly missed..
Barbara Oney
April 14, 2016
As a Outside Sales Rep. with Pride in Texas, my prayers are with you and your family. What a inspiration Shane is. All of his accomplishments are inspiring. Y'all must be very proud of him. He will be missed at Pride!

Pam Isenhower
Outside Sales Rep.
South Texas
April 14, 2016
KAKL






SHANE MAY YOUR LITE SHINE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OUR WITH YOUR FAMILEY.THE ANGLES ARE SMILING CAUSE THAT MEET A VERRY SPECIAL PERSON.IN TILL WE MEET AGAIN.GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

HEARTS.YOUR THOUGHTS
Janet & Family Shoemaker
April 14, 2016
Karl so sorry to hear about your son my thoughts are with you and your family
Jack Knight
April 14, 2016
Jackie & Josh Carner
April 14, 2016
Karl, Cindy, and Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. Not only was Shane a great guy, but was by far, one of the best human beings I have ever known. God has truly gained one of the greatest angels to be by his side. God bless you all.
Flip
April 14, 2016
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Buchanan Family
April 14, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. Shane was a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you.
Korina and Jay Quick
April 14, 2016
I never got the chance to meet you, or get to know you. But my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time Shane. Fly high my friend.
Bridgett Nicole
April 14, 2016
So sorry for your loss he was a GREAT guy that will never be forgotten
Chasen Almy
April 14, 2016
My fondest memories growing up included Shane and all of the O'Neills and Clarkes. Shane always carried himself with strength and a positive attitude, his caring and kind nature and his sense of humor brought endless smiles to anyone in the same room. He brought so much joy to the people in his life, friends and family alike. His time here with us was far too short, but what he has left behind will live on forever through all the people who were lucky enough to have even known him. Heaven got the most beautiful angel this week. Shane, you are so loved... then, now, and ALWAYS. <3
Rita Bankhead
April 14, 2016
Cindy,Karl and Steve,
There are no word that I can express for your tragic loss. May God give all of you strength to heal. Thanks for all the wonderful memories DJ, Kara and I shared with your family at your home on card nights. Shane was a true inspiration and everyone can learn from him from the type of man that he was.
With all my love,
Lisa Giorgio-Smith
Lisa Smith
April 14, 2016
Cindy,Karl and Steve,There are no word that I can express for your tragic loss. May God give all of you strength to heal. Thanks for all the wonderful memories DJ, Kara and I shared with your family at your home on card nights. Shane was a true inspiration and everyone can learn from him from the type of man that he was.With all my love,Lisa Giorgio-Smith
Lisa Smith
April 14, 2016
Cindy,Karl,and Steven~ So sad to hear about Shane. We are praying for your family during this difficult time. May God Bless you all and comfort you and give you His peace. Jesus conquered death for us all. He took its power. In Him we have hope and death is only a temporary seperation. I pray that even in this time of hurt you are comforted by that hope. Love and Prayers~ Bill and Heather Cron
Bill and Heather Cron
April 14, 2016
Harry & Hope Armstrong
April 14, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Paul Suhadolnik
April 14, 2016
so very sorry for your lost. Windsor lost a remarkable young man. you are all in our thoughts and prayers
Joe,Deb & family Pasquale
April 14, 2016
Joe, Deb,& family Pasquale
April 14, 2016
Guys - I have no words. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Shane was a remarkable young man and will never be forgotten. Much love to all of you in this time of sorrow.
Jim & Sally O'Malley
April 14, 2016
Karl, Cindy, Steve and family. Our deepest condolences. Shane will be missed but we will never forget his smile! xo
The Hutchings
April 14, 2016
Our sympathy and prayers ..
The Suhadolnik family
Cheryl Suhadolnik
April 13, 2016
Shane you were an amazing friend! I'm am truly blessed to have known you and to have had you a part of my life! I'm completely heart broken that you are gone but I'm extremely happy that you will no longer be in any pain. That thought alone is what's helping me make any sense of this and having peace. You will always be remembered and forever missed! RIP my dear friend!
Stephanie Davis
April 13, 2016
There are no words to express my deepest sympathy on hearing of Shane's death. I know Alice was with him in life and I'm sure she was there to welcome him. Please know that those who were part of Shane's life will remain in my prayers during this difficult time. Karl & Cindy you will have a special place always. My Love and Prayers, Sister Helen Hart
Sister Helen Hart
April 13, 2016
Shane was an awesome guy: funny, smart, and truly a "nice guy". It was a pleasure to know him and an honor to be counted amongst his friends. I love you and miss you Shane!
Jonathan Davis
April 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.
Brian & Patti Tuttle
April 13, 2016
I'm so very sorry to hear of Shane's passing. My condolences to your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Ellen Lanko
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