Shane Scallan, Jewelry Designer, Dies at 48
Shane Scallan, 48, lost his battle with cancer on February 8, 2018.
He is survived by his mother, Katherine Bordelon of Plaucheville; sister, Buffy James (Michael) of Plaucheville; nieces & nephews, Alie Mayeaux, Nola James, & Michael James, Jr.; aunt, Connie Thevenot. He is also survived by his partner Billy Hogan as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and many dear friends.
Born in New Orleans, Scallan grew up in Cottonport, Louisiana, and studied fashion design at Louisiana Tech University.
In addition to working at Deanie’s Seafood, Scallan also owned his own jewelry business called “Sellfish.” Scallan’s creative talents were also expressed every major holiday in the Deanie’s Seafood window display in the French Quarter. He was also known for the innovative costumes he donned for Halloween and Mardi Gras.
Scallan’s love of life was rivaled only by his love of New Orleans. He lived his life proudly and cheerfully and will be missed greatly by the many people whose lives he touched. According to his family, “One of the most important things Shane wanted was for everyone to accept everyone, stop judging, get to know people for who they truly are not by what they are.”