Mr. Shane assumed similar responsibilities in the late 1970s for the Intercounty Newspaper Group.
In 1980, he moved to Minnesota, and until 1984, he was public relations director for the Catholic Diocese of Duluth and taught English at what is now Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, his daughter said.
He also hosted two weekend programs for a radio station in Virginia, Minn.
After leaving Minnesota in 1984, Mr. Shane became a division director for the March of Dimes in Philadelphia.
At the same time, his daughter said, "he was in politics and ran various local campaigns for Republicans."
In 1988, she said, he was the Pennsylvania manager for the unsuccessful Republican presidential primary campaign of U.S. Sen. Robert Dole.
In the late 1990s, Mr. Shane moved to Virginia and, into the early 2000s, was executive director of the National Genealogical Society in Arlington.
In 1973, he self-published a poetry collection, Vision of a Moment.
Besides his daughter, Mr. Shane is survived by his wife, Geraldine; son Michael; daughters Theresa, Kelly, and Christine Paladino; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A viewing was set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Andrew T. Rakowski Funeral Home, 2634 E. Allegheny Ave., with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at St. Adalbert Church, 2645 E. Allegheny Ave. Burial will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, Bucks County.
Donations may be sent to www.diabetes.org/donate.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rakowskifuneralhome.com.