David E. Shay 1962-2020
David E. Shay, 57, passed away suddenly at home May, 11, 2020. Dave was born Nov 9, 1962 in Scranton, PA to Howard and Arlene Shay, who preceded him in death. In 1973 the Shay's moved to Cameron, Mo, where they were owner/operators of the Cameron Shopper, and later, also publishers of the Cameron Citizen Observer.
Dave was a 1980 graduate of Cameron High School, and earned his BS in Journalism and his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas. He was sworn into the Missouri Bar Association in 1988 and was a shareholder of Siegfried Bingham, PC, Kansas City, MO.
Dave was a coach and mentor to many young men for over 20 years through the Kansas City Football and Cheerleading Club, where a memorial scholarship has been set up in Dave's name.
Survivors include wife, Kym, of the home, sons Daniel (Nicole) Shay, Overland Park, KS, Andrew Shay, of the home, Matthew (Taryn) Shay, Salina, KS; 2 grandsons; siblings, Bill (Gail) Shay, Rocky Hill, CT; Peggy Elliott, Oak Grove, MO; and Suzanne Shay, St. Joseph, MO; mother in law, Sharon Grow, Prairie Village KS; many nieces, nephews, bonus kids, family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.