SARANAC LAKE - Shane Sheffield, 28, of 509 River Rd., Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
Born in Plattsburgh on April 24, 1983, he was the son of Gary Sheffield, Sr. and April Dixon.
Shane grew up in Lake Placid and recently was staying in Saranac Lake. At the time of his death, he was an independent gemstone dealer and graphic artist traveling across the country to various gemstone shows. He loved spending much of his time outdoors, especially snowboarding, hiking, camping, scuba diving and bird hunting.
He is survived by his mother April Dixon of Lake Placid; one sister, Heidi Raihofer Leonardo and her husband Joseph Leonardo III; one brother, Gary Sheffield and his wife Kelly of Monument, Colo.; his maternal grandmother, Carroll Dixon of Bloomingdale; niece and nephew: Jack and Brook Sheffield of Monument, Colo.; two aunts: Robin Muldoon and Dawn Pietais, both of Saranac Lake; cousins: Cherise Bailey, Mark and Chenelle Palyswiat, Chelley Pietras, James Muldoon and grand-niece Coral Palyswiat; and many close friends including Bobby and Adriane Stickney.
He was preceded in death by his father Gary Sheffield.
Calling hours will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Reilly officiating.
Friends wishing to remember Shane Sheffield may make memorial contributions to Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service Inc. in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.