May 24, 1999
Mr. Shaner, a social worker and active member of the Northshore community, grew up in Bothell and lived in the area most of his life, raising his family and most recently establishing his private counseling practice in his home.
He is survived by his son, Paul Wade Shaner, his brother, Larry Shaner, and parents, Mel and Pauline Shaner of Mount Vernon, WA. He also leaves a large extended family of friends that he developed through his community service and board memberships.
He was the Executive Director, Program Director, and therapist with Northshore Youth and Family Services for more than 10 years. A member of Kiwanis of Northshore, he had served as secretary since 1991. In the early '80s, Mr. Shaner had helped organize Teen Northshore and this past year served as president.
He was committed to youth and would spent countless hours counseling and encouraging youth. For many years, he served as soccer coach to both boys and girls.
Mr. Shaner was the co-founder of M.E.N.'s magazine and was a leader in identifying men's issues, male and female relationships, and anger management classes.
A memorial potluck will be held on Sunday, May 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Mr. Shaner's house, 19502 61st NE in Kenmore, for the sharing of memories and stories.