Joseph C. Shaney, 64

Computer operator

June 18, 2007

Joseph Charles Shaney, a retired computer operator, died of a stroke June 11 at his Towson home. He was 64.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Bradford Street in Highlandtown, he was a 1961 graduate of Patterson High School and then joined the Navy, serving as a cryptologist in the Pacific.

After his military service, Mr. Shaney became a computer operator and worked at the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, American Smelting, Mrs. Filbert's foods and the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, from which he retired seven years ago.

In retirement, Mr. Shaney worked two days a week at the front desk of the Penthouse Condominium in Towson, and at his death he was a member of the Walkable Towson Committee.

He enjoyed day trips to Delaware Park.

A Mass was offered Saturday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson, where he was a member and served as a Eucharistic minister.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Antoinette F. "Toni" Willis; two sons, Jeffrey W. Shaney of Baltimore and Kevin J. Shaney of Astoria, N.Y.; a brother, W.H. "Buddy" Shaney Jr. of Bel Air; and a sister, Patricia A. Bernacki of Bel Air.

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