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Obituary for Shane Mariani

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Shane Mariani

May 6, 1967 - June 17, 2016

Our beloved brother, uncle, son, father and friend Shane Mariani returned home to be with his mother on June 17, 2016.  He was born May 6, 1967 to Larry and Sharon Mariani in Ogden, UT.  Shane graduated from Bonneville High School in 1985.  He attended Weber State University where he was a member of the Beta Theta Phi Fraternity.

He married his high school sweetheart Michelle VanMeeteren; they later divorced.

Shane was a free-spirit and had many adventures.  He loved spending time with friends,  snow skiing, Lake Powell and Jimmy Buffet concerts.  He enjoyed living in California with his dog, C.J.  He could often be found jet skiing, riding his motorcycle or at a dog beach.

Shane wore his heart on his sleeve.  A loving soul who had a way of lighting up a room with his smile and good natured friendly way.  He was a magnet to both children and animals.

His greatest accomplishment and biggest joy in life was becoming a father to his son, Boston.  Shane’s face would light up every time he would talk about him. He loved to spend time with his little best friend.

Although Shane’s time on earth was cut short, he touched many lives.  He leaves behind his 3 year old son, Boston and many friends and family members who will always cherish their memories of him.

He is survived by his step-father, Bruce (Janie) Bowman; brother, Darin (Trina) Mariani; sister, Kristin Bowman Cheresne; step-brothers, Scott (Christi) Bowman and Bryan Bowman; and his son, Boston Mariani (Julie Hiskett).

A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden.  Friends and family may also join us that evening from 6 – 9 p.m. at The City Club (lower level) 264 -25th St in Ogden to talk, laugh and share good memories of Shane.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund had been established at America First Credit Union (Acct 9086414) in Shane’s name along with a “Go Fund Me” website.



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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Atrium/Waterfall Room


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The City Club


264 - 25th St., , Ogden, UT,

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Join the family and friends to talk, laugh and share good times.


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Born: May 6, 1967
Died: June 17, 2016

Condolences for Shane Mariani

Rex and Lyn Shupe posted on 8/4/16

I went to Weber St. with Shane. He's such a big heart, and a fun wit. He helped me at the frat through some stuff, and I appreciated him for it. Sorry for your loss. We lost our son through similar circumstance. We know where you are. Our love and shoulders go out to you.


Ar Mariani posted on 7/7/16

So sorry may your soul rest in peace


K w killeen posted on 7/6/16

So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy