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Shane Leone, 35, had a smile that brightened anyone that knew him


LEESBURG, Va.–Shane Anthony Leone passed away February 2, 2010 at his sister’s home in Leesburg after a brief battle with cancer. Shane LeoneAlthough he lost this battle, throughout his life Mr. Leone fought hard to overcome many setbacks caused by a kidney disease that struck when he was just a toddler.

Besides spending time with loved ones, Mr. Leone’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. Mr. Leone was fun loving, smart, hard working, thoughtful, out going, charming, and most of all courageous. Mr. Leone 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.

Mr. Leone was born September 14, 1974 in Rhinebeck to Charles and Susan Leone of Claverack.

He graduated from Red Hook High School in 1993, and attended Ulster Community College before transferring to Virginia Tech where he graduated with a BA in Mathematics in 1999. Mr. Leone 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; his brothers, Joseph C. Leone of Woodstock, Charles W. Leone Jr. of Elizaville and Michael J. Leone of Tivoli; his godchildren, Corey, Masan and Reese Brown, along with 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 Sunday, February 7 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Burnett & White Funeral Home, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook.

A Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 8, at St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Rhinecliff.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd St., NY, NY 10016 (

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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