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Emma Rita Shane Anderson, September 14, 1919, to March 31, 2012. A resident of San Jose, Emma, 92, was born in Santa Clara to Rita and John Shane. She passed away at her home in San Jose with her constant loving companion and caregiver, Jane Escalante–who called her "Grandma" and made her happy with TLC, laughter, and love–holding her to the end. She was the beloved wife of the late Jack B. Anderson, who passed away Oct. 1989; loving sister of the late Walter Shane, who passed away Aug. 1986; sister-in-law of Mary Shane; devoted aunt of Mike Shane and many cousins. Emma attended Santa Clara H.S. and Heald Business College. She moved to San Jose when she married her dear husband Jack on June 25, 1947. Emma was an active partner and accountant in Jack’s business, Globe Printing Co. on S. First St. in San Jose for over 50 years until Jacks’ passing in 1989; when she continued operating the Globe until her retirement and closing of the business in Jan. 1997. Upon retirement, Emma became socially active in different organizations, among which were: the Catala Club of Santa Clara Univ., San Jose Univ. Heritage Society, the Caritas Society of Catholic Charities, California Pioneers of Santa Clara Co., the Comtemporary Arts Club and San Jose Country Club. Emma was a longtime resident of Linden Oaks (Willow Glen) loved by neighbors young and old. They will remember her as an avid gardener who always had a kind word to all of the passers by. They will remember the individual bags of candy that Emma made for all of the neighborhood children during Halloween. After selling her home in Pebble Beach, she spent her last years in her home in Willow Glen. Emma will be remembered always as a beautiful lady loved by all who knew her.