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Russell J. Shane

November 20, 1964 - October 17, 2022

Russell J. Shane, 57, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2022.

Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong Hamilton area resident. He was a graduate of Steinert High School Class of 1983 and went to Mercer County Vo-Tech for Carpentry.

Russell enjoyed camping, fishing, and trips to LBI. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Predeceased by his father, John H. Shane, Sr.; he is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Lorraine (Markley) Shane; his mother, Louise (Casale) Shane; 2 daughters, Jessica M. Shane and her partner, Grady Palma, and Jennifer L. Shane and her partner, Andre Mack; brothers, Michael Shane and his wife Janet, of Clearwater, FL, and John Shane, Jr. and his wife Barbara; 3 grandchildren, Evelina, Ethan and Arielle; his aunt Raffaela Rivera; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and dear friends.

A Memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on Friday evening, October 28, 2022, from

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad Street in Hamilton.


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Nov 04, 2022

I am very sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. My deepest condolences to the Shane family.

Russell Chell


Oct 31, 2022

My mom and I are sending our deepest sympathies to Louise and family on the passing of Russell. We will keep him and you in our prayers

Robert K Exner

Tina M Wright


Sending our deepest condolences to you Lorraine try several time to reach my Aunt Louis /me and Ramona were at her place w Dessert ! We let a message on her Cp never reply back

Russell was one of a kind would help everyone my father Mario love him and Russell welcome me in your home all the time

I am Saddened and shocked went I was told very sad

He will be missed more than anyone knows.

I am going to go earlier to the funeral home I know Mr. Merlino very well

I want know problems John and Barbara

Lorraine you can get my number from Aunt Rae if you want to contact me

if not my prayers…


Russell spent so much time at our house when we were kids my Dad once asked him if he was one of his kids! 😋 Of course our relationships in the neighborhood (s) were like that. Many of us can remember those days and the many memories. Russell was known and loved by many of us. He was funny and brave, ok, he was a bad boy too. 😋 I still laugh and have good memories when I think of him. Bye my old friend. ☮️❤️✝️


Donna Zuccarello
Donna Zuccarello
Oct 22, 2022

Sending our deepest condolences to the family, so many wonderful memories of Russ, May y’all find strength and healing at this most difficult time

Zuccarello family



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