Sari Schaller Shane
SHANE, Sari (Schaller), age 95, died on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the Hebrew Home & Hospital. She was born in Paterson, N.J. on August 16, 1912, to the late Morris and Gussie Schaller. As a young woman, she founded with her parents The Original Crispy Corn Shop on the corner of Main St. and what was then Mulberry St. in downtown Hartford. It was there that she met her beloved husband, Sidney Shane, who came into the store to sell her an awning for the window. They were married in 1935 and enjoyed more than 65 years together, until he died in 2000. Throughout their married life they worked together in the flooring and construction industries. She leaves two children and their spouses: Barbara and David Klau of West Simsbury, and Barry and Esther Shane of Kfar Harutzim, Israel; eight dearly loved grandchildren  Daniel (and Jennifer) Klau of West Hartford, Deborah (and Rabbi David) Ordan of Los Angeles, Michal Klau-Stevens (and Greg Stevens) of West Hartford, Max (and Beverly) Klau of Boston, Nathan Klau of New York City, Keren Shane, Yael Plaut, and Deganit Shane-Sharon (and Meron Sharon) of Israel; 16 precious great-grandchildren, a sister, Cissy Glassman, and a brother, Len Schaller, both of Bloomfield, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Reuben Schaller. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her for her youthful energy, her friendliness, and the perpetual sense of optimism that she shared with her husband. Her family expresses sincerest thanks to the warm and caring staff on 4N at the Hebrew Home and Hospital and to the staff of CT -VNA Hospice  we shall always be grateful for your loving attention. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 11:30 am in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Interment will follow in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Wethersfield. Shiva will be observed at the home of her daughter Sunday following the funeral and Monday through Thursday evening from 1-4:00 pm and 7-9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Sari with her family, please visit online at

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