|Robert ‘Shane’ Donaca|
|Written by The Curry Coastal Pilot|
|May 15, 2012 10:21 pm|
Shane was born in Gold Beach, Aug 5, 1967 to Bob and Linda Donaca.
Shane grew up in Brookings, started first grade at Kalmiopsis Elementary and graduated from Brookings- Harbor High School in 1985.
Shane attended ITT Technical Institute in Portland, and earned his degree in 1987. He worked with Scott Gregor Construction and started his own business, Eagle’s View Construction in 1995.
Shane met Kim Feeback in 1993 and they were married Oct 28, 1995. Then in 2006, he started Ironworkers, DBA Eagle’s View Construction, which will continue to operate.
Shane helped coach his daughter Kaitlynn’s softball team from 1999 to present. Always encouraging all the girls to do their best.
Shane’s friends said there was a magnetism about him; if you met him you wanted to be his friend. He would embrace each and every one no matter what their background was. He never judged them. One friend was quoted as saying he was a “giant of a man,” for what he did for everyone. He would be doing 10 things at once, but drop everything for family, friends and even a stranger if he could help. Shane impacted many people’s lives and his legacy will live on forever.
Shane’s first love in life was riding motorcycles. He raced motorcross and has a garage full of trophies to show for his accomplishments. He accomplished many other things in life, too numerous to mention. He lived life to the fullest and loved life. Shane will live on in our hearts forever, but we will miss his beautiful blue eyes and big smile. His brother Brian is quoted as saying, “My dream is forever gone!” They had many plans they wanted to do together.
Shane is survived by his wife Kim, son Jonathan, daughters Anna and Kaitlynn, and his canine companion Selina, all of Oregon City; Mom and Dad – Bob and Linda Donaca of Brookings; brother Brian and his wife Angela and nieces Brooke and Ashlynn Donaca of Oregon City. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Shane was preceded in death by his Grandma Mabel Mansfield in 2006; Uncle Al Lawson in 2006; Uncle Clarence Donaca in 2007; and Aunt Helen Clement in 2005.
An open house to celebrate Shane’s life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at his parents’ home, 839 Old County Road, in Brookings.
Submitted by the family.