Shane H. Simpson II, 37, Redwood

“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”

REDWOOD, NY — Shane Howard Simpson II, born Oct. 7, 1982, of Redwood, NY, slipped away peacefully on March 30, 2020, at the young age of 37 due to complications from pneumonia. He fought valiantly to overcome this serious illness to the very end.

He will be missed by many family and friends— all of whom  became family to the Simpsons.

Shane attended school through Indian River Central graduating with an IEP degree as well as being celebrated as an Alexandria Bay Purple Ghost in June, 2004 to a standing ovation. As a Purple Ghost, Shane attended sporting events in support of his father the coach, his mother forever the cheerleader and his brother and sister, the athletes. He would be seen wrapped tightly in layers on the football field or in the best seat in the house during basketball season.

His life was always at the center of his loving family, whether it be home, school, spring break vacations, camping or any other random event, Shane was along for the ride enjoying all of the many friends that gathered.

Music, bonfires and being in the midst of the little ones playing made Shane glow as seen in that ever-infectious grin he proudly displayed in his happiest times.

Shane leaves behind his parents, Shane and Robin; his brother, Brandon (Chelsea); his sister, Anna Bassett (Tom); his paternal grandmother, Norma Frazier; his favorite little people (nephews) August, Jasper and Dominick and coming soon Maverick; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and adopted family both home and abroad.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather August Frazier and maternal grandparents, William (Bill) and Lorna (Betty) Clark.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to the current gathering restrictions.

Lay down your sword… this fight is over.  Come together with love and your sacred memories to celebrate this precious young man who brought so much joy to oh so many.  He lives on in our hearts forever.

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.

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