James M. Shank

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James M. Shank

September 07, 1965 - March 06, 2019

James M. Shank Born in Cumberland, my brother, James M. Shank, 54, of Cathedral City, Calif., was a fun-loving person who was smart, witty, worldly and would give you anything that he had. The day (Wednesday, March 6, 2019) of James' unexpected heart attack, I messaged James that I loved him, and he said, "Sandi, I love you more."
James spent his early years in Cumberland and Rockville. While living in California, James met his lifelong partner and love of his life, Steve Lehrer. James and Steve travelled, bought and renovated homes and finally settled in Cathedral City.
Over the course of James and Steve's 25+ years together, James' love for animals and his willingness to open their home to every three-legged, voiceless, neglected or needy dog, gave James great joy and Steve much angst. James will be greeted in heaven by many dogs that were saved over the years. James leaves behind his fur babies, Frodo, Keeta, Trixie, Gizzy and Sadie.
James' wish was that all dogs be loved and cared for. Please consider donating to Mineral County Humane Society in James' name.
James M. Shank - 9/7/1965-3/6/2019.
Published on March 12, 2019
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