PORTAGE — SHAFFER – Paul C. Jr., “Buzz,” 84, Portage, died July 27, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 14, 1929, in Hooversville, son of Paul Sr. and Mary (Sloan) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Roseann (Canavan) Shaffer; son, Thomas “Bub” Shaffer; brothers, Raymond and Dale Shaffer; and sister, Judy Moore. Survived by children, Rhoda, wife of Bill Gordon, Salix; Paul “Babe” Shaffer III, married to former Kathy Probert, Portage; Jim Shaffer, married to former Carol McCabe, Martindale; Colette “Cakie,” wife of Rege McCool, Portage; John “Bo,” married to former Lori Vello, and Allen “Bouga” Shaffer, married to former Cindy Inman, both of Latrobe; Richard “Ricko” Shaffer, married to former Annette Scoran, Portage; Glynnis “Glinnie,” wife of Bob Sherry, Ashville; and Heather Ann “Heathie,” wife of John Pudliner, Johnstown. He will be sadly missed by his 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Brother of Gladys Rosa, and Jean, wife of Richard Griffith, both of Johnstown; Anna Mae Vallee, Pittsburgh; William Shaffer, and wife, Ruth, Golden, N.Y.; Laverne, wife of Fred DePalma, Buffalo, N.Y.; James Shaffer, and wife, Bonnie, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Edward Shaffer, and wife, Sherry, Portage; 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 No. 32. Founder and original owner of Shaffer Tree Service. Buzz was an avid hunter and gardener who shared an abundance of vegetables with family and friends. Charter member of “The Dog House” and Shaffer Hunting Camp. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Timothy Dietrich officiating. Committal, St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Wilmore.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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