Shane Michael Miles

Published 11:08 am Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Shane Michael Miles, 48, died at home on March 3, 2020 in Manteo. Shane was born on March 10, 1971 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include son Ethan Miles, daughter Shyanne Gomez and son-in-law Joseph Gomez, partner Heather Gardiner, mother Kathleen Wronka and her partner Greg Casillas, father Louis Miles, siblings Imogene Russell, Maggie Miles and Jason Wronka, as well as a large tribe of other family members near and far.

Shane was a young parent when he moved to the Outer Banks to begin life with his family. During this time, he cultivated his love for food and culinary arts in the kitchens of local restaurants and eventually into corporate sales for these venues.

Many know Shane as a runner, as this became a great passion for him in the last decade of his life. Through his many accomplishments of ultra-marathons, involvement in the Outer Banks Running Club and his ownership of a local runner’s shop, Roanoke Island Running Company, for several years. Shane battled and won his first fight against cancer in 2009.

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In January 2019, Shane took his diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer with strength and courage, battling vigorously with the support of Heather as well as friends and family. He never wavered and consistently pushed himself, most notably running the Marine Corps Marathon in October 2019.

A celebration of life will be held from 4-6 p.m. on March 8 at Waveriders, 3022 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959. Please join us for a party in Shane’s honor, as close family and friends share words and memories.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at