Shane Anthony Leone
(September 14, 1974 – February 2, 2010)
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Shane Anthony Leone passed away February 2, 2010 at his sister’s home in Leesburg, VA after a brief battle with cancer. Although he lost this battle throughout his life Shane fought hard to overcome many setbacks caused from a kidney disease that struck when he was just a toddler. Besides spending time with loved ones Shane’s passions included computers, comic book heroes (his favorite was Spiderman), and pool. He was an avid golfer. He spent most of his high school days learning and playing golf which included a trip to the state championship. He was lucky enough to meet his golf hero, Jack Nicklaus this past year. Shane was fun loving, smart, hard working, thoughtful, out going, charming, and most of all courageous. Shane had a smile that touched and brightened anyone that knew him. He was a one of a kind, special human being that above all loved his family and friends.
Shane was born September 14, 1974 in Rhinebeck, NY to Charles and Susan Leone of Claverack, NY.
He graduated from Red Hook High School in 1993. He attended Ulster Community College before transferring to Virginia Tech where he graduated with a BA in Mathematics in 1999. Shane later received his Masters Degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University. He was the IT Manager for CB Squared Services, INC. He also owned and operated Top Notch Technologies.
Keeping his memory alive are his sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Timothy Brown of Leesburg, VA, his brothers Joseph C. Leone of Woodstock, NY, Charles W. Leone Jr. of Elizaville, NY and Michael J. Leone of Tivoli, NY, his Godchildren Corey, Masan and Reese Brown, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. He also leaves behind his devoted girlfriend Caiti O’Connor of Manassas, VA.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 5th from 11am-1pm followed by a short prayer service at Colonial Funeral Home 201 Edwards Ferry Rd NE,Leesburg, VA 20176.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 7th from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Burnett-White funeral home in Red Hook, NY. A Mass service will be held at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook, NY on Monday, February 8th at 10am followed by a burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Rhinecliff, NY.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation at: https://www.kidney.org/support/makegift/index.cfm or mail to National Kidney Foundation, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20015.
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