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John Buckley (Buck) Shane

Shelburne, Vt. — John Buckley (Buck) Shane, 85, of Shelburne, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Buck was born in Philadelphia to Joseph and Teresa Shane on June 2, 1928, and grew up in rural Bucks County. He attended George School and later graduated from Swarthmore College. Buck married Sarah (Sally) Ide on Oct. 4, 1969. Buck’s career began with Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania where he worked for 17 years. Later, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to small business ownership in Woodstock, Vt., where he and Sally owned and managed Morgan Ballou, a women’s clothing store, and Woodstock Travel. During that time Buck was an active leader in the local business community. Following retirement, Buck and Sally moved to Wake Robin, in Shelburne, in 2008.

Buck is survived by his wife, Sally; his children, John, Barbara, and stepdaughter, Julie; his brother, Lawrence; and five grandchildren.

A private family service is planned. Memorials may be given to Swarthmore College, where the family has a long tradition of service.