Kirk V. McShane, 52, formerly of LaGrande, died June 29 in Portland. A memorial service was conducted July 5.

Mr. McShane was born Jan. 30, 1954, to Francis and Margaret McShane in Ontario, and graduated from La Grande High School in 1974. He moved to Portland, where he worked for several music warehouses and stores. He graduated from Portland State University and became a distribution manager for Graybar Electric.

He married Denise P. Belanger in 1984.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of La Grande; brothers, Brian, Michael, Jeffrey and Gregory; sisters, Rebecca and Maureen; and other relatives. His father died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute for Cancer Research, 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland 97213.

The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 15, 2006, Published: July 13, 2006