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11/05/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Jimmy McShane

James Joseph McShane
(d. 30 Oct 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   We have more sad if slightly belated news today.  
Jimmy McShane, King of the Senior Class of 1955, brother of Dottie McShane Poniatowski (Hampton HS - '61) of VA and Gloria McShane Schaefer of Northern VA, passed away in Fredericksburg on Friday, October 30, 2015.

  From Elizabeth Feathers Buchan (Hampton HS - '61) - 11/05/15, 8:43 AM - " Jimmy McShane":


I was told that Jimmy McShane graduated from NNHS--maybe in the 1950s.

Thanks for all you do.

Elizabeth Buchan

   Thank you so much, Elizabeth. I didn't even need to look this one up. Jimmy was King of the Senior Class of 1955, and I remembered him instantly. He will be missed; my sincerest condolences to his loved ones.

From the Washington Post - 11/05/15:   

                   James J. McShane


FREDERICKSBURG - James J. McShane died in Fredericksburg, VA on October 30, 2015.

Jim was a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the football team and of the SAE Fraternity.

After graduating from the university he served in the United States Air Force before founding McShane Construction Company from which he retired after many years in the home-building industry.

Survivors include his wife, Zelma and sisters, Dottie Poniatowski of Poquoson, VA and Gloria Schaefer of McLean, VA.

He was preceded in death by his only child, Curtis.

Jim chose not to have a funeral. The private interment will be at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria, VA.


Jimmy McShane

Published in Washington Post on November 1, 2015.    View Guest Book


November 01, 2015

Rest in peace, Jimmy
Love, Gloria


November 01, 2015

The name McShane means love in my family, as Jimmy's sister Gloria has been my best friend since seventh grade. During all these years, I've noted how much deep affection always was present in her references to her brother Jimmy. Condolences to all his family from us.

~ Chuck and Linda Mills, Louisa, Virginia

November 01, 2015

Jim - My College Roommate, Great athlete, Great friend for decades. Too soon gone but always in my thoughts. You will always be missed. Condolences to Zelma, your many friends and family. Sincerely, Stu

~ Stuart Kessler, Charlottesville, Virginia
You will always remain in my heart.
Love, Jack and Virginia


November 01, 2015

I always thought you were a great cousin, always loved you. God bless you. You'll be missed. Shirley


November 02, 2015

My condolences to the McShane family. I found it helpful to persevere in prayer to the God of all comfort. He promises to fortify you, strengthen you and help you endure during your grieving process. (Romans 12:12)


November 04, 2015

You will always be remembered as a great brother and a great friend. I will miss you always. Dottie

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jimmy's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 03/30/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04   

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