James A. Shyne, Sr

  • Born: January 21, 1946
  • Died: August 7, 2020
  • Location: Brewster, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375

Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

BREWSTER----James A. "Jim" Shyne Sr., 74, of Brewster, formerly of Sharon, passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2020.

Born in Sharon, a son of the late Eugene and Mary (Griffin) Shyne, he was raised in Sharon and was a graduate of Sharon High School where he was a gifted and talented basketball player. Jim continued his education at Stonehill College earning a bachelor's degree while also playing Division 2 basketball for the Skyhawks.

Jim was employed as an educator and guidance counselor for over 30 years and was employed at the Nauset Regional School District where he was a member of both the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Teachers Association.

James is survived by two sons, Daniel P. Shyne and his wife Melissa of Easton and Andrew M. Shyne of Bourne; two siblings, his twin sister Janet Zade of Hingham and Virginia Jama of Jamaica Queens, NY.; four grandchildren, Kathryn Shyne, Lila Shyne and Sarah Shyne all of Easton and Theodore Shyne of Vermont; and several nieces and nephews. James was pre-deceased by his son, James A. Shyne Jr. as well as his siblings Eugene F. Shyne Jr., Eleanor Mulvehill, John D Shyne and Elizabeth A. D'Ancona.

A celebration of Jim's Life will be celebrated at a later date. Arrangements are by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dan and Family,
So sad to hear about the passing of your dad. Our deepest condolences.
Ron and Bev

Posted by Ronald and Beverly Rippel - South Easton, MA - Family Friend   September 13, 2020

I met Jim in1965 as a freshman at Stonehill. We were teammates for three years at Stonehill. I will always remember as a freshman how Jim went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and adjust to college life. We were competitors at practice and and strong teammates at games.
My condolences to Jim's family and may he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Bob Riordan - Gaithersburg, MD - Friend   September 04, 2020

I met Jim through his friend Dan Judge in the early 80s. Jim was a smart, warm, funny, and perceptive man, and best of all, lots of fun. I always enjoyed speaking with him.
My husband and I extend our condolences to the family.

Posted by Marian Tuttle - Maynard, MA - Friend   August 30, 2020

Jim and I worked together at Nauset High School for many years and shared in our love of our students and our school community. You will be missed in so many ways.

Posted by Diane Campbell - Coworker   August 27, 2020


Jim had such love for his 3 sons and cared for them deeply. The death of his son Jim was a shock and loss for him. He was a sensitive, funny, strong, intelligent and kind human being. He overcame much physical pain through self care and managed to heal his body of various health projects. He appreciated that his body was so strong his whole life and that he had the opportunity to enjoy playing basketball so much. He loved splitting firewood for his wood stove. He loved reading good books. He loved planting the garden with all sorts of flowers each summer. He loved swimming. He did his best. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Betty Wall - Woods hole, MA - Friend   August 24, 2020

This world lost a unique man on August 7. I send my condolences to his two sons and all his family.

Posted by Samm Ann W Carlton - Waquoit, MA - Friend   August 24, 2020

So sad to hear that Jim past away. I hope he rests in peace.
My condolences to His sons and family members.

Edith & Chuck

Posted by Edith Tydeman - Brewster, MA - Friend   August 24, 2020

We are greatly saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was an avid swimmer at Hawksnest Pond in Harwich. We all enjoyed his soft spoken nature, his endless stories & his commitment to fitness. He was a frequent visitor to the pond & a great part of the group of "regulars"taking pride in our little hidden gem, commenting on new visitors, water temp & limited parking spots. We will miss his sense of humor & shared knowledge. Sincere condolences to his family. Peace to all

Posted by Nancy Carroll & Ty Marchment - Chatham, MA - Friend   August 24, 2020

Jim and I worked as school counselors at Sandwich High School and I loved watching him play basketball at Stonehill College. RIP dear Jim!

Posted by Beth Thayer - Cummaquid, MA   August 23, 2020

I was so sorry to read of Jim's passing. Please accept my condolences for the families loss. I lived on Goodrich Place in Sharon and was a neighbor of Virginia, Janet and Jim. I was a couple of years ahead of Jim in high school but I remember what a great basketball player he was. What great times we had cheering for the Sharon Eagles while they played in the Hockomock championship in Boston Garden. Please know how sorry I am for your families loss.

Posted by Sharon Rivers Leonard - S Easton, MA - Neighbor   August 23, 2020

I came to work at Nauset to work in guidance for Jim's last two year. My co-worker, Steve and I were both new to the district and we both were expecting our first children. Shyne-Dog (as we called him) took us both under his wing. He was an absolute great great guy!!!! When he retired, I would see him at the fields in Brewster walking with his hiking sticks. My boy's would ask, who is that tall guy you talk to. I told them that was the Shyne-dog. To this day they still refer to Jim as the Shyne-Dog. I will miss you my friend, you are a great person and I will always remember and appreciate the time we had together.

Posted by brian white - Friend   August 23, 2020

We are deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden and unexpected loss of our dear friend. Jim will always be remembered in our hearts as a loving human being who combined in himself a sense of great moral seriousness and the joy of being very much a trusted friend. Our monthly telephone conversations brought back a flood of memories about our working days at Nauset and escapades at Sharon and Canton High Schools. His quick wit, sincerity and detailed descriptions of past events will stay with us forever. Our lives are more colorful today because he was an integral part of us. We will miss you, Jim. Rest in peace.

Posted by Jim and Ann Scanlon - Friend   August 23, 2020

Jim and I attended Stonehill at the same time. His career in high school guidance an d mine in college admissions allowed us to be connected his entire professional life. He cared about his students and he knew how to counsel those in need of a soft approach and those in need of a heavy hand.
He always had a story to tell and a laugh to be shared.
RIP, my friend.
Brian Murphy

Posted by Brian Murphy - Easton, MA - Friend   August 23, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all that knew & loved Jim. He will be sadly missed by many.

Posted by Rosemary and Bert Anderson - Bridgewater, MA - Family Friend   August 22, 2020

"Synedawg" and I were best mates during the decade of the 80's and I wouldn't doubt that our escapades served as the subjects for a few of his famed stories.At any given time, you probably could have found us together playing basketball where he would always beat my low skill brains in.After he moved to the Cape,we kept in touch via e-mail and I always had to check my syntax so as not to be considered illiterate by the former English major.He was very well read and I think may have considered this line penned by Willa Cather to have summed up our relationship,"Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious incommunicable past".Rest In Peace,Jimbo knowing that you will be missed.My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by Dan Judge - St Augustine, FL   August 22, 2020

I am in shock. Jim and I worked at Nauset together. I was his school secretary Can't believe he's gone. Always the storyteller. My two boys played basketball at Nauset so he always had a story to tell. Sorry to his family, they have endured so much. Peace

Posted by Kathy MacDonald - Brewster, MA   August 21, 2020

A wonderful man, friend and colleague with a warm heart and a ready smile... and great moves on the court! You are missed. RIP and Via Con Dios...

Posted by Lisa Brown - Coworker   August 21, 2020

He was a great friend and a kind and gentle man. He will be sorely missed. May he RIP...Bob Cowan

Posted by Bob Cowan - Eastham, MA   August 21, 2020

So very sorry as I never expected this my deepest condolences

Posted by Paul Markovich - Venice, FL - Friend   August 21, 2020

Such sad news. Many years working together. RIP, old friend.

Posted by Edward Yasuna - Harwich Port, MA - Friend   August 21, 2020

I'm very sorry. Very sad.

Posted by Bruce Stello - Dennisport, MA - Friend   August 20, 2020

08.19.20 To Danny and Andrew. I was saddened to learn today of your Dad's passing. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you during this very difficult time. John Phillips ❤

Posted by John Phillips - Dennis, MA - Friend   August 19, 2020