Born: March 30, 1914

Died: November 3, 1995

Married: Jeanette Ballard

Children: Joan Schaefer, Ruth Harrigan, Virginia LePichon, Paul Shene Jr., Michael Shene, Jerry Shene, Steven Shene

Paul Shene worked as a carpenter at Paul Smith's College for 15 years and as a caretaker on Upper St. Regis Lake at the McCormick Camp from 1946 to 1960.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 6, 1995

 Paul Shene

Paul Shene, 81, formerly of 20 Church St. in Saranac Lake, died Friday, Nov. 3, 1995 at the Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.

Born March 30, 1914 in Rainbow Lake, he was the son of Oscar and Mary (Baker) Shene.

Mr. Shene was raised in this area, and he was employed as a carpenter at Paul Smith's College for 15 years. He also worked as a caretaker on Upper St. Regis Lake at the McCormick Camp from 1946 to 1960. He moved to Long Island in 1963 and managed the Sandpiper Ocean Apartments on West Hampton Beach from 1965 to 1978. He retired in 1978 and lived in Islamorada, Key West, Fla. for four years. He then moved to Tempe, Ariz, for several years, and back to Saranac Lake in 1986.

Mr. Shene was a member, past master, and district grand lecturer of the Masonic Lodge No. 789 F&AM. An accomplished singer, he sang at weddings and funerals and was a member of church choirs while living on Long Island. He had been a member of the Brookside Bowling team and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mr. Shene married the former Jeanette Ballard on Sept. 4, 1933. She died Oct. 30, 1993.

Survivors include three daughters, Joan Schaefer and Ruth Harrigan of Saranac Lake, and Virginia LePichon of Bloomingdale; four sons, Paul Shene Jr. of Portland Ore., Michael Shene of Lake Clear, Jerry Shene of Riverhead, and Steven Shene of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; one brother, Carl Shene of Saranac Lake; 17 grandchildren;, and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, Howard, Clarence, and Arthur; and two sisters, Eva Wells and Gertrude Allen.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held, at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Monts officiating.

Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery in Bloomingdale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Uihlein Mercy Center or the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.