Henry R. "Hank" McShane

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Henry R. "Hank" McShane
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Date of Birth: 
October 15 1928
Date of Death: 
June 3 2014

Retired U.S. Navy Commander, Henry R. McShane, died June 3, 2014 at Veterans Victory Home in Walterboro, SC after a long illness. Hank was a former Navy Pilot, serving the reserves for 22 years and in the Korean Conflict. He is the son of William H. McShane and Frances Rayeur McShane, born in Hamburg, NY on October 15, 1928.

Hank worked in the Bethlehem Steel Mills from 1947 to 1961; was an agent for New England Life Insurance from 1961-1965, and later joined Bristol Meyers in the Clairol Division and retired from the company after 25 years. He is a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church where he served as a greeter, and is a member of the Veterans Association of Sun City Hilton Head and of the American Legion of New York. Hank loved building model airplanes and flying them.

He is predeceased by his parents, his former wife, Adelaide McShane, his son, Billy McShane, his sister, Molly Fenger, a brother Bob McShane and his niece, Susie McShane. Surviving him are his loving wife Phyllis Saraf McShane, son Jerry McShane (Laura) of Eden, NY, daughters Alison Edgerton (Jeff) and Shiela Able (Ron); stepchildren, George Tabakian (Sancil), John Tabakian (Laura), Michael Tabakian (Cyndi), and Charles Tabakian (Stacy), Cindy Strozier (Bobby), and Kathy Hall (Tom). He is also Papa to 26 grandchildren and 30 great grands.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 9, 2014 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Blufton, South Carolina, with a private burial at Beaufort National Cemetery.

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Place of Birth: 
Hamburg, New York, United States
Place of Death: 
Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
New York, United States

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