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Irwin S. Olshansky

Company K-1

7 Feb 1938 - 25 Apr 2014

Place of Death: Hollywood, FL

Interment: Per Shane's wishes, his remains will be cremated and scattered over the Hudson River near West Point.

It is with great regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Shane Olshansky, on April 25, 2014, in Hollywood, FL, of natural causes.

Shane is survived by his son Victor (USMA ’97), daughter-in-law Orit, and grandchildren April and Alex; his sister Carole Olshansky; and his former wife, Myra Olshansky.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 PM on Sunday, April 27, at the home of Victor and Orit Olshansky, 3500 N. 54th Avenue, Hollywood, FL  33021.  A reception will follow.  The family will also receive friends and family at the home starting at 6:30 PM on Monday, April 28.  Call (305) 457-9441 for more information.

As Shane wished, he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered over the Hudson River near West Point.

Condolences may be sent to Victor at 3500 N. 54th Avenue, Hollywood, FL  33021 or by e-mail at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Shane’s memory may be sent to:

  • Alexander Nininger State Veteran's Nursing Home, c/o Oscar Correale, 8401 W. Cypress Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL  33025.  Please contact Oscar directly to arrange for a donation at (954) 985-4824 x1624 or by e-mail at

  • Temple Sinai of Hollywood, 1400 N 46th Avenue, Hollywood, FL  33021 (954-987-0026) or at (see link in lower right corner).

Well done, Shane.  Be thou at peace.


Class Memorial Pages\K-1 Shane Olshansky.pdf

Shane was a character.  No one was more proud of West Point and specifically the Class of 1961. He will live in our memories

Peter Gleichenhaus

Shane and I were Classmates in the Jewish Chapel Squad.  He often pointed out to me the picture of us that is now in the Jewish Chapel.  Over the years we relished the brief moments that allowed us to be together.  I will miss seeing him at the Class 55th.   

I especially remember with fondness our shopping while on the Caribbean cruise we took with many other Classmates.  It makes me feel much better to know he was happy in his final times with us.  I do not think any of us can ever recall a time when Shane was not happy with a unique laugh that filled any room he was in.

 Living in Portland Oregon my wife Bobbi and I will not be able to sit Shiva with you in person, but please think of us being there in sprit. 

Samuel N Weiss

As a fellow former cadet in the Class of '61, I always felt that Shane and I were kindred spirits in our love for West Point. The separation from USMA those many years ago did not nullify our commitment to Duty, Honor, Country. I know that Shane, as well as I, will always be proud of our attachment and acceptance by the Class. Regardless of where we eventually received our degree, West Point will always be our Alma Mater. I hope to be present when Shane's ashes are spread at West Point.  

 John F. Grisoni