Friday, December 18, 2009


Due to the impending snowstorm, the memorial/celebration for Shawn has been changed.

The celebration of Shawn Felty's life is now scheduled for MONDAY, December 21st:
Visitation/Viewing from 3-5 pm
Service 5-6:00 pm
Location: Demaine Funeral Home
520 South Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314

There will still be a potluck reception following the service at Shawn's house. The address will be provided at the services.

In lieu of flowers, guests may send donations to the Colon Club at

Please bring a favorite Shawn photo to add to his Christmas tree that was started at the hospital.
For those flying in, the funeral home has offered a code for discounted bereavement flights. Please contact Dwayne at 571-277-6151 for the number.


Rita said...

I am so sorry for your loss of Shawn. I had just read about him in the Pitt Alumni magazine. It put a spark in me to contact him because my friend and former boss has the EXACT same cancer and I wanted to ask him about the name of his surgeon and the experimental surgery.....and now I am too late.
Shawn from what I read lead the exemplary life of a person hit with cancer: he never stopped fighting and believing and extending his wellspring of hope to others around him.
It's not the length of the life but the length to which the life takes you. His took him far.
God Bless and I'll be thinking of you all during the Celebration of Life.
PS If you didn't get takers for the CD burn, find someone with an iPod to upload the songs to, put in a folder and play on an iPod player. Good luck!


Rita Young-Jones
Pittsburgh, PA

JC said...

I read Shawn's inspiring story in the Pitt alumni magazine as well and was touched by his courage in his struggle with his disease. I hope his family and friends can find some comfort and peace in this difficult time by celebrating Shawn's too short but remarkable life. God bless you all in the journey. Shawn, may you Rest In Peace.