Samuel W. Shane, Jr.

May 15, 2020 West Grove, PA "Sam"

Samuel W. Shane, Jr., formerly of Springfield, Delaware County, passed away peacefully at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community, surrounded by his family on May 15, 2020. He was 86 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Roxanne J. Shane, and their four children: Samuel and his wife Mary of West Chester, Suzanne and her husband Gary of Marion, MA, Andrew and his wife Paula of Ellicott City, MD, and Paul and his wife Jo-Lynne of Phoenixville, PA. He also left behind 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters: Nancy Hall and Sarah Weber.

Sam was born in 1934 to the Rev. Dr. Samuel and Sarah Shane of Indiana, PA. He graduated from Crafton High School in 1951 and Westminster College with a BS in Mathematics in 1955.

He proudly served his country on active duty in the United States Army. Upon returning from Paris on special assignment under the Department of Defense for NATO operations, he and Roxanne were married. Sam was employed by Westinghouse for 10 years as a Systems Programmer, and then worked at IBM for 25 years as a Systems Engineer in their Data Processing Division.

He was a faithful member and ordained Elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield for over 50 years and demonstrated his love for God and his church with a lifetime of devoted service. He was a current member of the West Grove United Methodist Church.

Sam was on the Boards of the Springfield Hospital and the Springfield Swim Club, and a member of the Springfield-Hanby Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed playing golf with family and friends and bowled in the same men’s league for over 40 years, serving as a contributing editor for the bowling news in the Springfield Press. Most recently, he found the time to pick up a pool cue and enjoyed playing.

Sam and Roxanne traveled widely.

Sam loved spending time with his wife and their new friends at Jenner’s Pond in West Grove, PA, where he lived for the past 10 years.

One of his favorite stories was sharing the fact that his family lived in the same home with Jimmy Stewart’s grandmother as a young boy.

A celebration of Sam’s life will be held at Jenner’s Pond at a later date. Sam’s interment will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Salvation Army or the American Red Cross.

Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.

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Celebration of Life

To be held at a later date Jenner's Pond Retirement Community


To be held at a later date First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, PA


  1. Sad to hear of Sam’s passing. We were in the same IBM office for many years. It was quite a trip.
    After our retirement we enjoyed meeting up with you and Sam at Rosetree Park converts.
    We are currently in Orange County CA
    All the best.

    Rena andMaury Shulman

    Maury Shulman | July 9, 2020 at 7:12 PM
  2. My deepest condolences to your whole family. He was a grand man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Blake and Kris Davis

    Blake Davis | May 23, 2020 at 7:23 PM
  3. Dear Mrs. Shane, Sam and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful and kind man, I always enjoyed his company.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Love, Nancy Harrington

    Nancy Harrington | May 22, 2020 at 6:46 PM
  4. Dear Roxanne: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We will be in touch with you at a later time. Many years of good times together.

    Jim and Diane Harrington

    Jim and Diane Harrington | May 21, 2020 at 10:16 PM
  5. He was a very special man he love and cared for his Church. Sorry to hear his passing

    Ted Hidel

    Ted Hidell | May 21, 2020 at 3:53 PM
  6. Dear Roxanne,
    Dave and I are praying for you and your family. We know Where Sam is and will see him again in Heaven. God bless you and keep you in His care!
    Peggy and Dave Miller

    Peggy/Dave Miller | May 21, 2020 at 10:05 AM
  7. Dear Mary & Sam,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. This is a sad time for all, God bless your family,
    Cookie & family

    Billie Marie( Cookie) Chapyak & family | May 18, 2020 at 5:31 PM
  8. To the whole Shane family, my prayers for you all as you grieve the loss of Mr. Shane. I have fond memories of him as our families regularly shared a table at “donut church” at First Pres, plus many years of friendship with our family. Praising God for the impact he had on many lives in our church and community!

    Denise Mooney | May 18, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  9. Sam and Mary and Sam Jr.’s family.
    So sorry to hear of Sam Jr’s passing.
    We will keep the repose of his soul in our prayers and we extend our sincere sympathy for your loss.
    May his soul R.I.P.
    Terry/Marge Campbell

    Terry/Marge | May 17, 2020 at 11:47 PM
  10. Roxanne & family,
    Bill & I are so sorry for your loss. We had some great times together in Springfield.
    The Junior Women’s Club was a big part of our lives in the 60’s & 70’s.

    Thinking of you & your family at this sad time.
    Nancy Jo & Bill Marsden

    Nancy Jo Marsden | May 17, 2020 at 6:50 PM
  11. So sorry for your loss sending Prayers to you all.

    Louise and Billy Clayton | May 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  12. Mrs Shane,
    My condolences to you and your family. I was so saddened to hear of Sam’s passing. When the two of you would ride the bus for dinner run, I always had a chuckle with the two of you. I will never forget the last dinner that they served in the cafe before going to all deliveries. You came out and told me that they sat 2 at a table and I teased you by saying… my gosh I’m sure you didn’t get a word in as much as Sam talks and if I remember correctly he stuck his tongue out at me. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jill | May 17, 2020 at 3:30 PM

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