January 8, 1970 ~ September 20, 2021
Born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Torrance, California
Shawn was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Los Angeles, California, as the youngest child of his dearly loved parents, John and Joan. From the beginning, family and friends were always the center and most meaningful part of Shawn’s life. A caring and generous brother to his siblings Patricia, John Jr., Leslie and Maureen, he became a deeply devoted dad to his beautiful daughter Savannah and fur babies Cali and Pandi, as well as a committed and supportive companion to his loving partner Tanya.
Shawn was extremely proud of his service to our country as an SPC in the United States Army, where he was stationed in South Korea.
When it was time to have fun, Shawn loved to take off in his Dodge Charger, and always enjoyed playing with all the bells and whistles he’d tricked it out with, as well as tinkering with any and all other gadgets he could get his hands on. More than anything else, he loved his Philadelphia Eagles!
He was always ready for a good party, and enjoyed drinking Jagerbombs and playing pool, surrounded by friends he loved and who loved him. Shawn was, always, that friend who made time for you no matter what, especially at times when it felt like no one else was truly there for you. He was both an official and unofficial uncle to many, and loved each and every person unconditionally with all his heart.
He loved life and everyone whose lives his touched. Though we’ve had to say goodbye to him for now, he will continue to live on with those of us fortunate enough to have known him, through our memories and in our hearts.