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July 15, 1983 - May 14, 2023

Burial Date May 23, 2023

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Michael James Shine, 39, of New York, NY formerly of Masontown, PA passed away May 14, 2023 at his residence.

He was born in Uniontown, PA on July 15, 1983, the son of Harry Lewis and Robbin (Curtis) Shine of Masontown.

Michael was a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School Class of 2001 and a 2005 graduate of Drexel University with a BA in Fashion Designing.

Michael loved spending time with his many friends and family. He especially loved gathering with all his cousins for special occasions, and holidays. Pets always liked him and Michael liked them, so he had volunteered at the pet rescue in NYC. He had been a boy scout all through school and has always loved hiking especially at Ohiopyle and in Acadia National Park. He was passionate about having a near zero carbon footprint and saving the environment. His other passions were music, art, and traveling. While at Drexel he had a radio show and later often was a DJ for friends’ weddings. He collected LP’s all his life. He majored in fashion design, moved to NYC with several friends to look for jobs. He worked for several design houses including Macy’s, Tommy Hilfinger and others. Michael was so kind, helpful, talented and just a beautiful person who has been taken too soon from our family.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Harry L. Shine Sr. and Lilli Shine; maternal grandfather Vernon L. Curtis; Aunt Lilli M. Shine and Uncle Anthony Shine.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents: Harry L. and Robbin Curtis Shine; Maternal grandmother Virginia Curtis, Hermitage, PA; brother Stephen C. Shine and wife Chelsea; niece Elaina and nephew Anthony of Morgantown, WV; Uncle Gregory Curtis and wife Simin of Pittsburgh, PA and Uncle Dennis Curtis and wife Miriam of Cape Coral, FL; Aunt Jean Digiallorenzo and husband Vincent of Annville, PA , many cousins and his special cat “Empress”.

In lieu of flowers donations be made to Fayette Friends of Animals or American Diabetic Association.

Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Ave, Masontown ,PA Monday, May 22, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 – 10 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Masontown, PA with Father Marlon Pates officiating.

Interment at St. Mary’s Leckrone, PA.