The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

June 18, 2014

Edward J. Shaffer

PORTAGE — SHAFFER – Edward J., 75, Portage, passed away June 16, 2014, at home. Born Aug. 1, 1938, in Portage, son of Paul Sr. and Mary (Sloan) Shaffer. Deceased family members include his parents, first wife, Mary Ellen (Bria) Shaffer; second wife, Peggy (Devin) Shaffer; daughter, Adrienne M. (Shaffer) Gavazzoni; brothers, Raymond, Dale and Paul Shaffer Jr.; and sister, Judy Moore. Survived by loving wife, Sherry (Thomson) Shaffer; grandsons, Christopher, Shane and Zachary; and stepson, Eric Miller. Brother of Gladys Rosa; and Jean, wife of Richard Griffith, both of Johnstown; Anna Mae Vallee, Pittsburgh; William Shaffer, Golden, N.Y.; Laverne, wife of Fred DePalma, Buffalo, N.Y.; James Shaffer, and wife, Bonnie, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Phyllis, wife of Frank Lombardo, Richland; and Lawrence Shaffer, and wife, Roxanne, Portage. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Ken Moore; and sister-in-law, Helene Shaffer. Retired coal miner from Beth Energy Mine 33. Charter member of “The Dog House,” the Shaffer hunting camp. Member of Jamestown Rod & Gun Club, AmVets, American Legion and Portage Moose. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He enjoyed sitting outside and visits from his many friends. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Pastor Timothy Dietrich, officiating. Committal, St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Wilmore.

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