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Gary M. Shayne, physician's assistant

Gary Shayne
Gary Shayne (Baltimore Sun)

Gary M. Shayne, a physician's assistant and musician, died Saturday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 64.

The son of Irwin Shayne, a financial analyst, and Joyce Shayne, a fitness instructor, Gary Mark Shayne was born and raised in St. Louis, where he graduated in 1969 from Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

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After earning a bachelor's degree in 1973 from the Johns Hopkins University, he worked as a researcher at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore.

In 1978, Mr. Shayne began working as a physician's assistant in cardiology and intensive care at Franklin Square Medical Center. He had not retired at his death.

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The longtime Timonium resident was a musician who played the hammered dulcimer. He also liked playing soccer.

"Despite the disparate nature of his interests, the same core principles guided everything he did: his commitment to helping and teaching others, his relentless passion for life, and an unshakable love for those people and ideas which he held dear," said a son, Benjamin Shayne of Woodberry.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kotzen Auditorium at Franklin Square Medical Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore.

In addition to his son and father, who lives in St. Louis, Mr. Shayne is survived by another son, Devon Shayne of Philadelphia; a daughter, Emily Shayne of Parkville; and two grandchildren. Marriages to the former Margo Sipes and Lidia Kissiova ended in divorce.

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