Shane Joseph Metzgar 07/11/13 – 03/30/15
Shane Joseph Metzgar of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania passed away after a brave year-long fight with cancer on Monday, March 30, 2015 at his residence. He was 19 months old. Shane was born July 11, 2013 in Abington, Pennsylvania, the beloved son of Paul J. Metzgar and Michele Metzgar (nee – Hunt); cherished brother of Chase and Ella Metzgar. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Paul W. and Helene Metzgar, maternal grandparents John J. and Christine Hunt, aunt Dana Lewullis and her husband Gabriel, uncle Daniel Metzgar and his fiancée Megan Gannon, and cousins, great aunts and uncles.
Shane’s life may have seemed short to some, but those who were touched by his gentle spirit understood that the quality of his life far exceeded the quantity of time. Shane taught us to live each day and cherish the memories we made with him. His fighting spirit, has given us the determination to move forward and make a change for him and children like him.
Shane will be remembered for his tenacious spirit, deep blue eyes and warm smile. He enjoyed listening to music and kicking the soccer ball around. He loved to watch and play with his brother and sister and cuddle with his pug Monty. Shane coveted his Arsenal hat, along with his Tigger and Curious George stuffed animals. At home, he was affectionately called “Baby Shane” and his caregivers at CHOP had nicknamed him the “Gerber Baby” and “Shane the Sheriff,” as he would always be seen patrolling the halls in the oncology clinic.
We would like to thank our amazing family, supportive friends and everyone who has followed and joined Shane’s journey. We are eternally grateful to his oncology doctors at CHOP, the nursing staff in the oncology clinic and inpatient floors and every other department at CHOP who helped care for our son.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 www.stceciliafc.org. The family is requesting that you wear color as they would like to celebrate the life of Shane. A celebration of Shane’s life will be planned for the future and this website will be updated when details are available.