Shaun Feb.2014 photo shoot
Shaun Micheal Clancy
  • 53 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 1, 1960
  • Date of passing: Apr 19, 2014
Let the memory of Shaun be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Shaun Clancy, 53, born on September 1, 1960 and passed away on April 19, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barry Pharr on 1st September 2016

"Happy Birthday Shaun
Wish You Were Here"

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 1st September 2016

"Happy 56th birthday honey!  Your always in my thoughts and forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Barry Pharr on 19th April 2016

"You are still missed Bro!"

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 19th April 2016

"Today marks two years you have been gone. Your thought of and missed every day. My heart is still shattered and my life so empty without you. Still keeping your memory and music alive. I love you Shaun and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 1st September 2015

"Happy 55th Birthday honey! Tonight we were to celebrate your birthday and your pension starting. I celebrate your life everyday. Your absence is felt every day in all I do. I love you and miss you so very much.   Love, Sweetie"

This tribute was added by Ruth Clancy on 19th April 2015

"It doesn't seem possible a year has passed. Things here remain the same We expecting you to walk through the door coffee cup in hand,for good visit. You and Dad had many friendly arguments on a variety of subjects ( one of you was always the devils advocate)but very interesting. You are always missed , but never forgotten.  Love Ya MOM"

This tribute was added by Charley Smith on 19th April 2015

"It's been a year. Man time flies by. Missing my brother Shaun like it was yesterday. Shaun was one of the best friends I ever made in music, or outside of it for that matter. He understood me, was never judgmental, and he always made me feel like my music was worth listening to and relevant. He always encouraged me, both he and Dawn. I think of him often, almost daily, and I just feel like for the short time I got to be around him and know him, I was a blessed man. I think he is playing his Hairbilly Music right now out beyond the blue, and some good times are being had. Always will remember and miss him. 04/19/2015"

This tribute was added by Barry Pharr on 19th April 2015

"It has been 1 year since your passing, and you are still missed.
Your still my Bro!"

This tribute was added by Shalina Vaughn on 19th April 2015

"Shaun you were an amazing person. I was honored to know you and Dale was honored to play with you. You were such a huge inspiration to the younger generation and encouraged them to follow their passion of music. The Java joint was a blessing to Cooper. Dale was very fond of you and had so many awesome memories playing at the Java joint. You played such a huge part in Dales music life and I am certain he was there to meet you at the gates of heaven holding a pair of drum sticks and a guitar. Rest In Paradise Shaun and look out for my Dale until I get there."

This tribute was added by dan Clancy on 19th April 2015

"It has been a year...... Gone but not forgotten
Miss you bro


This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 19th April 2015

"Today marks a year you have been gone. I miss you more and more everyday. Your always on my mind and forever in my heart. My forever love.                             Sweetie"

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 24th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Honey!  I feel your presence and see the signs you send to me every day. These bring some comfort. I miss your smile and you singing to me. I love you and am missing you so very much.
                                       Love, Sweetie"

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 27th November 2014

"Happy Thanksgiving Honey! You always loved the holidays. This one is going to be the hardest. I love you.

This tribute was added by Ruth Clancy on 1st September 2014

"Hey Bear! It doesn't seem like 54 yrs ago that you came into this world. Now it is time to sit back with a piece of your favorite Poppy Seed cake and coffee to to remember your life.  Dad and I miss you very much. You will never be forgotten.   Love Always Mom"

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 1st September 2014

"Happy 54th Birthday Honey. Wish you were here so we could celebrate it together. I know we will be reunited soon. I love you and miss you more and more every day."

This tribute was added by Barry Pharr on 1st September 2014

"Happy Birthday Bro. Your Memorial was great. Loads of stories with you. You were remembered by all, and you touched many!"

This tribute was added by Denise Green on 31st August 2014

"In Loving Memory of Shaun..." ***Heaven Now will have a Better Music Agenda to Listen too, up there. :) ~Rest in Peace, Shaun! ♥  { We Love You ~Dawn! }"

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 9th June 2014

"I think of you every day and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by brian McINERNEY on 4th June 2014

"shaun was a good friend and band member for 30 years.He will missed but always remembered .Irish Blessing:May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back,May the sun shine warm upon your face.The rains fall soft upon your fields,And,until we meet again,May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Brian McInerney"

This tribute was added by gerald clancy on 9th May 2014

"RIP Bear,  you done well


This tribute was added by Sheila Clancy on 6th May 2014

"BEAR -- You lived your dream. Now it's time to sleep. We will always hear your voice, singing the songs you left behind. -- MOUSE"

This tribute was added by Mark Chapman on 30th April 2014

"Hey, man! Shaun has been a lifesaver for me. Our friendship began in 2008. I was impressed that he had purchased an old business on the northeast corner of the Cooper square and converted it into a venue for musicians to rehearse, perform, record and jam--The Java Joint. I met and jammed with numerous musicians there, both promising young talents and seasoned pros. Although usually jovial, smiling and energetic on the outside, since losing my dream job perpetuating an appreciation for indigenous American music art form for almost two decades, I was in a state of depression, no longer interested in even listening to--much less performing--music. Shaun recognized that and, with the help and prodding of Dawn, refueled an enthusiasm within me to play and listen with passion again. I was always welcome in Shaun's home/studio to play, listen to recordings or just chat. Within a couple of years Shaun asked me to rehearse a duet with him, and thus was born the last incarnation of Shaun Michael's' HairBilly RoadShow. We practiced every week for the past couple of years. We didn't play many gigs, but we didn't really need to. Our riches were the wealth of satisfaction we received from simply playing and the pride we felt when it jelled and we nailed it. Through the simple, generous act of asking me to practice with him, Shaun reintroduced me to a regimen and joy that I had lost. Although we were playing primarily songs originally intended for loud electric guitars and bombastic drumming, as a duo with Shaun's acoustic guitar and silky vocals, I played brushes on everything! I l00ked forward to our Tuesday afternoon-into-evening rehearsals each week. Whereas other bandleaders I'd worked with were domineering, possessive and jealous if a member played with other musicians outside of the core, Shaun encouraged me to broaden and take on additional projects. He even had Dawn present me with opportunities to play with other musicians and join other groups, knowing that we still had our thing happening on Tuesdays. Then, just a few months ago one Tuesday afternoon I arrived to discover Shaun had an audio board set up next to the now close-miced drums. He explained that he wanted to document some of what we'd been working on for over a year...And I am proud to have contributed to Shaun's last recorded effort: HairBilly RoadShow! He had informed me late last year of his cancer and impending demise. Only Shaun was accepting and prepared. The rest of us did not want to believe it. He and Dawn worked vigorously acquiring promotional T-shirts, koozies, posters, etc. and wrapping up all the final details of the HairBilly RoadShow CD, before they embarked on his solo HairBilly RoadShow tour which, for Shaun, was an excuse to travel around the nation to see and visit all the places he'd always wanted to go but had never been. A couple of weeks into the tour, Shaun and Dawn returned home because Shaun was simply too weak to continue. I am thankful to God that He allowed Shaun to remain Shaun, his laughing, smiling, joking, laid back self with minimal suffering before he peacefully passed on in his sleep. I am amazed at how well Shaun arranged for his aftermath. I shall always remember and be thankful to Shaun for having such a positive influence on me and my life. I thank God for pairing us in a musical marriage of beautiful bliss. Physically, Shaun is gone, but he's "Not Disappearing"..."

This tribute was added by Carrie Pierce on 29th April 2014

"RIP Shaun. Glad we got to know you. And play with you. And help you build your dream place. You had a great run and left them wanting more, like the showman that you are."

This tribute was added by Ruth Clancy on 29th April 2014

"Son; From your first cries to our last goodbyes we built 53yrs.of cherished memories that evoked every emotion possible between a mother and her child. You left us a lovely daughter-in-law, 3 grand kids, 4 great grand kids, So while there are no more hugs or I love yous, you will live forever in my heart, and never be forgotten .I love and miss you.  Love Always MOM"

This tribute was added by dan Clancy on 28th April 2014

"To my bro-
A man who lived his dream.

Sleep with the angels bro I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Frank Prigmore on 27th April 2014

"Like Charley I had just only gotten to know Shaun the last couple of years. He had really bailed me out when I put on my first little Trial Concert by performing and then again later that year when we did the Big Wounded Heroes Benefit Concert. This last winter I got to go up to Shaun's Studio and lay down some tracks for an EP Album that Shaun was working on for Charley Smith. I was real nervous and Shaun just kept reassuring me that it would be fine. His encouragement and confidence in me made the experience one I will never forget. I regret that we didn't have more time together and to just sit and play. I always thought he had a beautiful voice and always enjoyed listening to him play. Going to miss you Shaun but you will never be forgotten. Our 3rd Annual Wounded Heroes Benefit Concert will be dedicated to your memory my friend and your picture will hang on the Saloon wall right next to Kevin Clark's."

This tribute was added by Charley Smith on 27th April 2014

"Shaun- My Friend!
We only knew each other for a few years, but we seemed to connect on a level that I have only connected with a few people on. You understood me and I you, and most of the time without a word passing. It meant the world to me to have you as my engineer and mentor on my EP project, because you were my friend and you totally got me and where I was coming from. I learned a lot about the music business from our conversations and time together in the studio. If I have any regrets, it is just that we didn't know each other longer or get to play more together. I won't ever forget you my friend, I know that you are playing that Hairbilly music beyond the blue right now brother."

This tribute was added by Linda Deland on 27th April 2014

"Shaun I will never forget you and the band playing at my daughters 16th birthday party she had in 1987.Best time ever. You will so be missed.Play hard.<3"

This tribute was added by sallie enright on 27th April 2014

"You were a great story teller in your words and in your music. R.I.P. Shaun."

This tribute was added by Brian lowrance on 27th April 2014

"My brother we had some times it has been a pleasure to have worked with you as your manager booking & promotions I will miss you very much. Sin after Sin members and I and all the following fan base will also. And the ones that did not have the chance. Shaun you were a mentor to all musians. We will never forget you. God bless you. And
may you rest in peace.       R.I.P.   Shaun Michaels"

This tribute was added by Barry Pharr on 26th April 2014

"Here's to you Bro!
I know your Jammin with the best!
           Barry Bonz Pharr"

This tribute was added by Dawn Mason on 25th April 2014

     You were my whole world. You will be with me forever in my heart. I love you.                                      

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