James (“Jim”) Shyne, 75, died peacefully in Elko, Nevada, on April 3, 2014 after a long illness. Jim was born and grew up in Cohasset, MA, and graduated from Cohasset High School. He and his wife of 23, Mary Margaret, settled in Elko, Nevada, in 1993, making many wonderful friends and memories. He loved woodworking and photography, and especially enjoyed taking photos of the wildlife and scenery of eastern Nevada. He loved to make others laugh and we will miss his enthusiastic (although not always appropriate) sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, his daughters Tammy Riggs (Brian) and Anne Cecile Savoy (Alan); their mother and his first wife Joan Fuda Shyne; stepdaughter Amy Patnode (Pete), granddaughters Bridget, Erin, Carly, Lindsey, and Mia; grandsons Pierre and Patrick; brother Kevin Shyne; sisters Bernadette Oliver and Mary Build; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Shyne, his mother, Bernadette C. Shyne, and his brothers Francis C. Shyne and John W. Shyne Jr.
Our family's sincerest thanks go to the staffs of Renown Rehabilitation Hospital and Manor Care Hospital in Reno, as well as the doctors and nurses at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko for their professionalism and compassion for Jim while he was in their care.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cohasset, MA, at 10 am on Friday, April 11, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to your local American Lung Association. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com