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SHAFFER, Miss

WESTERNPORT -   Miss Shaffer, a highly esteemed young lady, died at her late home on Mon. The deceased was of a kind and gentle disposition and was highly respected by those who knew her. She was employed as bookkeeper by the E J Fredlock Manufacturing Co, of Piedmont.
Keyser Tribune, May 24, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010




SHAFFER, Albert W.

Albert W. Shaffer, 86, of Bedford Road and Booth Towers, Cumberland, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 1995, at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland. He was born June 23, 1908, at Capon Bridge, W.Va., the son of the late Winfield Scott and Clara (Miller) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mollie Mae (Crone) Shaffer, who died Aug. 16, 1991; by two brothers, Leroy and Ed Shaffer; and by a sister, Cleo Kennedy. He is survived by a daughter, Irene M., married to Harold "Pete" Brant; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Mary Emma Diehl, Buffalo Mills RD1. Mr. Shaffer retired following 40 years of employment with the B&O Railroad as a carman inspector and pipefitter. He was a member of Zion Methodist Church, Bedford Road, Cumberland, where he was active in the Sunday School and the Men's Prayer Breakfast. For more than 20 years he volunteered to visit patients at Lions Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Gary W. Trail, officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be sent to Interfaith Community Pantry, 301 Cumberland St., Cumberland, Md., 21502.
The Bedford Gazette, January 30, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, Mrs. Alta K. Harvey

Mrs. Alta K. Shaffer, 81, of 1510 Oldtowne Manor Apartments, city, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Born July 21, 1905 in Blaine, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Bertha (Harvey) Harvey. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John D. Ketzner and Walter J. Shaffer. She was a member of Central Assembly of God Church, Bedford Road. Surviving are three stepdaughters, Jean C. Parsons, Willard, Ohio; Mary C. Hemmis, city, and Elizabeth M. Wenzel, McHenry; a brother, Carroll E. Harvey, Marietta, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Glotfelty, Boca Raton, Fla.; Mrs. Noma Carr, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Maude A. Paugh, McHenry, and nine step-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Gary Butler. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Dale Paugh, Leroy Carr, Michael Carr, Charles Kerns, Leo Lavin and Jeff Bernard.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 23, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012




SHAFFER, Alverta Leota

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Alverta Leota Shaffer, 99, of Hyndman Road, Hyndman, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at WMHS Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born June 12, 1901, in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Susie (Hendrickson) and Enoch Shaffer. The last survivor of her immediate family, she also was preceded in death by one brother, Earl, and by three sisters, Blanche Kennell, Viola Delbrook and Helen Shaffer. Ms. Shaffer is survived by nieces Mildred Wisler, Mary Shroyer, Wilma Delbrook, Doris Shaffer and Gwen Kennell and their families: Charles and Steve Wisler, Glenna Shroyer and Linda Deist; Edward Delbrook, Janet Day, David and Dennis Delbrook; Rodney and John Shaffer; and Keith, Colen and Mark Kennell. Ms. Shaffer had retired from the Celanese Corp., Cumberland. She was a former member of the Hyndman Senior Citizens. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Friday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rebecca J. Vardiman officiating. Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Times-News, February 21, 2001
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010




SHAFFER, Mrs. Amanda Charlotte Devore

Mrs. Levy Shaffer, aged 70 years, dropped dead in the Baltimore and Ohio station in Rockville last Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. Death was caused by heart failure. Mrs. Shaffer was an active member in the Reformed church of this place and was buried from her home at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The Bedford Gazette, December 26, 1924
[maiden name was Amanda Charlotte Devore]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2010





SHAFFER, Ambrose Ellsworth

Ambrose Ellsworth Shaffer, 73, of Hyndman, died at the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 1979. He was born June 11, 1905 in Hyndman, the son of the late William Hosea Shaffer and Lizzie Belle (Imhoff) Shaffer. He was a retired cabinet maker and a member of the Fairhope Community Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Emerick; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Emma Shaffer of Hyndman RD 1, and one granddaughter. A son Donald preceded him in death. Funeral services: Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Leroy Logsdon officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, March 2, 1979
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010


Name: Ann (Tirko) Shaffer, 85, of Friedens

Parents: William and Florence (Dayton) Tirko

DOB: March 15, 1925, in Listie

DOD:  April 26, 2010 at Somerset Hospital

Spouse: Lewis Warner Shaffer

Predeceased by: parents, William and Florence (Dayton) Tirko; husband, 5 brothers, William Jr., John, infant Peter, George and Charles. 5 sisters, Mary, Almeda, Ida Mae, Catherine and Helen Faye

Survived by:  brother, Joseph Tirko of Friedens, seven sisters, Elizabeth Derencin , Mildred Landsman, Shirley Drake and Ella Mae Rubis all of Somerset, Julia Sellers, Central city, Sally Reese of New Centerville and Rachel Townson of Olney

Burial:  not noted

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 1, 2014



 
SHAFFER, Bernard S.

Bernard S. Shaffer, 77, of Hyndman, died early Thursday morning, June 24, 1971, in the Donahue Manor Nursing Home, Bedford, where he had been a guest for more than one year. Born December 18, 1893, in Hyndman, he was a son of William H. and Lizzie Belle (Imhoff) Shaffer. He was never married. Surviving are two brothers, Ambrose, of Hyndman, and Allen, of Lancaster. Mr. Shaffer was a member of the United Church of Christ, Hyndman. Funeral services: Saturday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m., in the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Douglas Borko officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
The Bedford Gazette, June 25, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010




SHAFFER, Betty J. Thompson

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Betty J. Shaffer, 87, of Hyndman, Pa., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Pennknoll Village. She was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Smithfield, Pa., a daughter of the late David Thompson and Elizabeth (Helen) Thompson Burkett. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Shaffer, in 1953; and a sister, Dorothy Starkey. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Carson J. Shaffer, whom she married April 15, 1944; two daughters, Linda L. Bingman and husband Rick, and Lana L. Hull and husband Gary, both of Hyndman; a brother, Paul Thompson and wife Wilhelmina, of Fossilville; four grandchildren, Brigette Emerick and husband Kris, of Hyndman, Shane Bingman and wife Jessica, of Bedford, Brett Hull and wife Ruthann, of Chambersburg, and Brittany Broadwater and husband Luke, of Cresaptown; and four great-grandchildren Bryce and Ethan Emerick, of Hyndman and Calleigh and Alissa Hull, of Chambersburg. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Hyndman Senior Center. She also enjoyed traveling and took many Bollman Bus trips with her husband. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, Pa., on Saturday, July 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Terry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Madley Cemetery, Buffalo Mills, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church or the Hyndman Area Rescue Squad.
Cumberland Times-News, July 9, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 4, 2010




SHAFFER, Carl A.

Carl A. "Dusty" Shaffer, 64, of Hyndman RD 1 died Monday, Sept. 10, 1990, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Ralphton, a son of the late Carl A. and Ada (Heiple) Shaffer. He is survived by his wife, E. Ruth (Bender) Shaffer. They were married for 39 years. Also surviving is a son, Craig M. Shaffer, married to the former Carol Ferguson, of Manns Choice; a daughter, Rosemary, wife of Clay E. Logsdon Sr. of Hyndman; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and three sisters: Mrs. Betty Blough of Greencastle; Mrs. Sue Pelesky, Stoystown; and Mrs. Nancy Secrest of Scotland, Pa. Mr. Shaffer was employed as a plant supervisor for the Cumberland Concrete Corp. of LaVale, Md., where he had worked for 27 years. He was a life member of the Kennells Mills Sportsmen's Club and the Jenners Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Barrelville Outdoor Club. Funeral services: Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Ronald B. Ritchey officiating. Burial in Comp's Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, September 14, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010




 
SHAFFER, Carl T.

Carl T. Shaffer, 75, of W. Union Street, Somerset, died Feb. 1, 1979 at Somerset Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1903 in Hyndman, a son of Elwood and Hattie (Burkett) Shaffer. He was preceded in death by parents and two sisters. He is survived by wife, Margaret (Jones) Shaffer and these children: Carol, wife of Paul E. Matthews Jr. of Somerset; James T. of West Mifflin; and Gary L. of Milton, Vt.; also six grandchildren and two sisters: Mrs. Anna Hillegas of Camp Hill, and Mrs. Grace Goodwin of Meyersdale. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Somerset; retired yardmaster of the B&O Railroad, Somerset Yards; and belonged to the Brotherhood of Railroad Yardmasters of America. Friends were received in the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home where services were conducted with the Rev. Arnold S. Kastner officiating. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park.
The Republic, Meyersdale, February 8, 1979
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010




 
SHAFFER, Carson Jessie

Carson Jessie Shaffer, 90, of Ellerslie, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient 18 days. Born in Hyndman, Pa., December 31, 1880, he was a son of the late Nathan and Layenia (Conn) Shaffer. His first wife, Bertha (Close) Shaffer, preceded him in death. Mr. Shaffer, a retired farmer, was a member of the Redeemer's United Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Charlotte Brown (Hiser) Shaffer; four sons, Eugene Shaffer and Orlando R. Shaffer, both of RD 1, Hyndman; Guy G. Shaffer, Cumberland, and Carson Junior Shaffer, Hyndman; five stepsons, William Hiser, Cumberland; Garland Hiser, Mansfield, Ohio; Ray L. Hiser, California; Clifton Beals, Hyndman, and John Wolford, RD 1, Hyndman; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Milton W. Benny Jr. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 15, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010




 
SHAFFER, Cecil Walter

Cecil Walter Shaffer, 54 years old, farmer of near Hyndman, Pa., died at 9 o'clock Sunday night at the Western Maryland Hospital, following an operation. He is survived by his widow and several children.
The Bedford Gazette, August 16, 1929
[husband of Lydia Charlotte Mason]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



 

SHAFFER, (Aden) Charles

Frostburg, Md., Oct. 17 - Charles Shaffer, aged 51 years, died yesterday at the home of Ambrose Morris, Wright's Crossing, following a six weeks' illness of cancer of the stomach. For the past four years Mr. Shaffer had been inactive. He had been employed as a miner at Sunnyside for many years. He is survived by one brother, Levi Shaffer, Leechburg, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. George O'Baker, Wellersburg, Pa. Funeral services will probably be held Friday afternoon at the Wellersburg Reformed Church with burial in the Wellersburg cemetery. He was a native of Wellersburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 17, 1928
[first name was Aden, son of William Shaffer and Ada Catherine Petenbrink]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010





SHAFFER, Charles A.
 
Charles A. Shaffer, 63, of the Mile Ground was found dead at his home Thursday morning. He was born in Preston County, on June 17, 1895, and was the song of the late Otis and Melvernia Shaffer. His wife Daisy Bowman Shaffer preceded him in death. His survivors include one sister, Mrs. Olga Reed of Morgantown and two brothers, William and Wayne, both of Roar.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; March 6, 1959; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013



 
SHAFFER, Charles Elwood

Charles Elwood Shaffer, 74, Hyndman, died Wednesday, February 22, 1967, in the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born November 29, 1892 in Hyndman, the son of the late William Harry and Martha Jane Shaffer. He married the former Edna Elizabeth Logsdon November 28, 1915, who survives, along with four brothers and two sisters, DeWarren, David, Roland, Christie, Mrs Mary Rizer and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, all of Hyndman. He was a member of the Hyndman Methodist Church. Funeral services: Saturday February 25, 2 o'clock at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Willard M. White officiating. Interment in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, February 24, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010




 
SHAFFER, Charles H.

Charles H. Shaffer died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. V. Miller, on Sunday. Mr. Shaffer had been ill for some time and only a few months ago his wife and son were buried. The deceased was in the seventies and leaves a large family of married children. The funeral service is this afternoon.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, April 18, 1911
[husband of Eveline Welsh, who died in 1900; he was born in 1844, making him 67 years of age]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010




 
SHAFFER, Charles John

HYNDMAN, Pa. Charles John Shaffer, 80, of Gooseberry Road, Hyndman, died on Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his residence. Born Dec. 6, 1922, in Athens, N.Y., he was the son of the late Ralph E. and Harriet (Schmidt) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by daughters Sharon Shaffer and Mary Lea Webber and by two brothers. Mr. Shaffer was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He fought in the battles of Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, the Northern Appennines, and the Po Valley, and he received four Bronze Star medals for bravery. Survivors include Mary Emma Shaffer, his wife of 56 years, whom he married Aug. 9, 1946; son-in-law, Roger Webber, Manns Choice; sisters, Evelyn M. Taylor, Cresaptown, and Harriet C. Shaffer, Cumberland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Shaffer was a retired CSX trackman. He had attended the Fairhope Community Church. He was a former member of the Bedford American Legion. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 a.m. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman, Pa.
Cumberland Times-News, July 6, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Charles Victor

Charles Victor Shaffer, 83, of Wellersburg, died Monday, Aug. 15, 1988, at his home. Born Jan. 25, 1905, at Wellersburg, he was the son of the late Frank Percy and Mary Jane (Knepp) Shaffer. His wife, Virginia Rosa (Conaway) Shaffer, preceded him in death. He was a retired painter, was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Wellersburg Senior Citizens. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Cassen, of Wellersburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Charles Lady. Interment will be in the Rest Lawn Memorial Garden.
The Republic, Meyersdale, August 18, 1988
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Charles W.

Charles W. Shaffer, 93, of 156 Polk Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been a patient one month. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Charles and Evelyn (Welsh) Shaffer. His wife, Minnie (Close) Shaffer, preceded him in death. Mr. Shaffer was a retired conductor for the Western Maryland Railway and was a member of Centre Street Methodist Church, Wesleyn Men's Bible Class, the Methodist Men's Club, Hyndman Church Camp Association and the Knights of Malta. Surviving are a daughter, Florence Shaffer, at home; a brother, Ralph Shaffer, Hyndman; a sister, Mrs. Hulda Leidinger, Hyndman; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there tomorow at 1 p.m. by Rev. Owen E. Osborne, pastor of Centre Street Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 3, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, Mrs. Clara Miller

Mrs. Clara (Miller) Shaffer, 65, wife of W. Scott Shaffer, died last night at her Hyndman, Pa., home. She was a daughter of the late Rev. Amos C. and Mollie (Yount) Miller, Cambria county, Pa. Mrs. Shaffer is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Kennedy, Edward A. Shaffer and Leroy S. Shaffer, Hyndman; Mrs. Mary Emma Diehl, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; Albert W. Shaffer, Bedford road, Cumberland. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Fred C. Miller, Uniontown, Pa.; William Miller, Mrs. Cora M. Wilt, Mrs. James Broadhead, Kittanning, Pa.; Mrs. Harry Edmonds, Fairmont City, Pa.; Miss Frances Miller, Jamestown, N. Y. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Evangelical Church, Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 4, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Clarabell N. Lowery

Clarabell N. Shaffer, 66, of Hyndman RD 1, died Sunday, April 7, 1991, at the hospice unit of Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md. She was born Jan. 29, 1925, at Ellerslie, Md., a daughter of the late Harvey G. and E. Pearl (Burley) Lowery. She is survived by her husband, John "Ed" Shaffer. They were married for 43 years. A son, Ronald E. Shaffer, Hyndman RD 1; a daughter, Mrs. Judy A. Croner, Berlin; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, along with two sisters, Mrs. Virginia L. Burkett, Manns Choice RD 1, and Mrs. Verna Dale Miller of Gulfport, Fla., also survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles R. and John H. Lowery. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Cooks Mills United Methodist Church. Funeral services: Wednesday, April 10, at 11 a.m. in the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Joseph R. Stains officiating. Burial at Porter Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the hospice unit of Sacred Heart Hospital.
The Bedford County Inquirer, April 12, 1991
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010



SHAFFER, Claude Burton

Claude Burton Shaffer, 58, who served as Hyndman street commissioner until his recent illness, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1983, at his home in Hyndman. Born in Hyndman he was a son of the late Harry and Mary Jane (Shaffer) Shaffer. He was a member of Hyndman Methodist Church and Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Marie (Bruck) Shaffer; five daughters, Joyce Elaine, Martha Jane and Wanda Mae Shaffer, all at home; Mrs. Mona Lee (Peggy) Atwood, Silver Spring, Md.; Mrs. Betty Marie Ours, Chicago; seven sons, Earl B., Glenn Eugene and Richard Paul Shaffer, at home; Stephen C., and Claude H. Shaffer, Hyndman; John Lynn Shaffer, with Army at Ft. Gordon, Ga., and Douglas Ray Shaffer with Navy at Norfolk, Va.; five brothers, Elwood, David, DeWarren, Christ and Roland Shaffer, all of Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rizer and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Hyndman; and six grandchildren. Funeral services: Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, the Rev. Willard White, pastor of the Hyndman Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Hyndman cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The Bedford Gazette, October 16, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, Clyde C.

SHAFFER DEATH
Word was received here of the death of Clyde C. Shaffer, 80, who died Sunday, Jan. 4, at an Abingdon, Md., hospital near his home. He reportedly had been a patient here for the past five weeks. Mr. Shaffer was born at Brookside, the son of the late John and Fanny (Ewing) Shaffer. He married Lucille Abernathy of Aurora, who survives him. A son, Dennis Shaffer, Abingdon, and a daughter, Karen Meager, also of Abingdon, also survive, as do three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted on Jan. 4, and the body was cremated. The remains will be interred at a cemetery in Essex, Md.
Unidentified Newspaper
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010




SHAFFER, Clyde Henry

Hyndman - Clyde Henry Shaffer, 67, died at his home last evening. A son of the late Henry and Elnora (Brant) Shaffer, he was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company worker. He was a member of the Hyndman Masonic Lodge 589. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (Lewis) Shaffer; two children, Donald R. Shaffer, and Mrs. Irma Jean Divelbiss; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Bush and Mrs. Walter Lowery, Pittsburgh; a brother, Robert Shaffer, and two grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 1, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, Miss Coliene R.

AURORA, W.Va. - Coliene R. Shaffer, 82, of Aurora, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1990, at the Cortland Acres housing for the elderly in Thomas.
Born May 15, 1907, in Aurora, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Tillie (Snyder) Shaffer. Miss Shaffer was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aurora. She retired as an elementary school teacher from the Preston County school system following 44 years of service.
Surviving are one brother, Colman K. Shaffer, Aurora; one sister, Mrs. James Beryl Slate, Marietta, Ohio; one niece and five nephews.
Friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home in Terra Alta Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitors will be received at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Friday in Aurora from 12: 30 to 1: 30 p.m. Services will follow at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard P. Rutkauskas officiating. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1990
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010



SHAFFER, D. N.

D. N. Shaffer, one of Rowlesburg's oldest and most honored citizens, met death suddenly Tuesday by falling from the porch roof of Dr. Brynar's residence, striking his head on the pavement, dislocating his neck. Drs. Marple and Proudfoot were summoned immediately but were unable to restore him to consciousness. He died in less than an hour after being hurt. Mr. Shaffer for years had been a well-known contractor and builder, having built many of the business houses and dwellings of town. He leaves a wife, five children and several brothers and a host of relatives and friends.
Keyser Tribune November 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 30, 2010



SHAFFER, Daniel Elwood

Daniel Elwood Shaffer, aged 51 years, of Hyndman, died at the Southside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Tuesday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie B. Shaffer, three daughters, and one son: Mrs. Guy Cook, Anna, Grace, and Carl, at home; also by a brother, David L. Shaffer of Hazelwood, and five sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dersch, Mrs. Alice Close and Miss Harriet Shaffer, of Hyndman; and Mrs. Anna McClintock and Mrs. Ida Hite of Baltimore.
The Bedford Gazette, August 8, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, David E.

HYNDMAN — David E. Shaffer, 77, of here, died Wednesday at Lancaster General Hospital. A native of here, he was a son of the late Harry and Martha J. (Shaffer) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a retired hostler for the B&O Railroad and was a member of Hyndman United Methodist Church and the Hyndman Sportsmen's Club. His wife, Blanche (Browning) Shaffer, died in April. Surviving are two sons, Donnavon D. Shaffer, Lititz, and William C. Shaffer, here; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Beck, Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Mary Gibson, Lancaster; two brothers, Roland and Christ Shaffer, both of here; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rizer, and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, both of here; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Robert W. Hinkle. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 18, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010


SHAFFER, David T.

David T. Shaffer, aged 74, died Sunday, December 30, in the Weeks Nursing home in Oakland where he had been a patient for three years.
Born in Preston county. W. Va on July 11, 1888, he was a son of the Obeb and Mary Wotring Shaffer.
Being in ill health for the past seven years, he had resided near Aurora.  He  was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church of Aurora.
Surviving are his wife, Carrie Wilson Shaffer, also a patient at the Weeks Nursing home; two sons, Elliott E. Shaffer, Mountain Lake Park; and Ernest W. Shaffer, Aurora; one brother, Emerson F.
(Partial obit from Unidentified Newspaper) about December 30, 1962?
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)

Posted August 1, 2009



SHAFFER, Dewey A.

Dewey A. "Jock" Shaffer, 61, of Meyersdale RD 4, died April 14, 1997, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born March 20, 1936, in Larimer Township. A son of Hulda (Wilt) Shaffer, Meyersdale RD 4, and the late Walter A. Shaffer. Also preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Sue; a brother, Wilbur "Poss" Shaffer, and a sister, Ruth Crosby. Survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Donna Kay Bittner, and four children: Dewey A. Shaffer, Donna Jean Shaffer, and Sandra K., wife of Craig Allen Phillips, all of Meyersdale, and Janet M., wife of Dean Jay Snyder, Berlin; four grandchildren: Amber Kay and Jenna Marie Snyder, Christina Marie and Ashley Lynn Phillips. A brother of James R. "Jim", George "Buck", Hulda M. "Skip" Sturtz, Clara "Snook" Lottig and Carlen S. Miller, all of Meyersdale RD 4; Charles E., Shaft, Md.; Orval L. "Jake", Meyersdale RD 3; and Connie J. VanGlider, Berlin RD 1. Employed by Action Mining of Meyersdale as a dozer operator. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where the service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Jay Shaffer officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
Somerset Daily American, April 17, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, Doris Marie Kuhn

Doris Marie Shaffer, 61, of 217 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, Md., died on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1992, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. She was born May 22, 1930, in Johnstown, the daughter of Lottie Wolford Kuhn of Buffalo Mills and the late Cecil Kuhn. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward F. Shaffer; two daughters, Barbara L. Resh of Chambersburg and Teri S. Herl of Burbank, Calif.; two brothers, Donald R. Kuhn of Cumberland and Kenneth W. Kuhn of Buffalo Mills; two granddaughters, Jackie Resh and Jami Resh, both of Chambersburg. Mrs. Shaffer was employed with Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hagerstown. Prior to that she was employed with American General Finance for 22 years. She was a member of the Washington Square United Methodist Church. Funeral services: Saturday, Feb. 29, at 11 a.m., at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Walter F. Bowers Sr. officiating. Burial in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.
The Bedford County Inquirer, March 6, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010



SHAFFER, Earl Russell

HYNDMAN — Earl Russell Shaffer, 75, died this morning at Memorial Hospital. A native of Hyndman, he was a son of the late Enoch and Susan (Hendrickson) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a retired shop worker for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gladys (Shoup) Shaffer; two sons, Clifford H. Shaffer, Knoxville, Md., and Russell E. Shaffer, Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Baker, Fairhope, Pa., and Mrs. Robert Shroyer, Ellerslie; four sisters, Mrs. Guy Kennell. Wellersburg, Pa., and Mrs. Harry Delbrook, Miss Alverta Shaffer and Miss Helen Shaffer, all of RD 1, Hyndman; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at Zeigler Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted here Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. John H. Weaver and burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 9, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER,  Mrs. Edna E. Logsdon

Edna E. Shaffer, 90, of First Avenue, Hyndman, died Friday, July 27, 1990, at Pennknoll Village nursing home, where she had resided for the past 12 years. She was born Sept. 9, 1899, in Hyndman, daughter of the late Charles I. and Molly M. (Lowery) Logsdon. She was married to C. Elwood Shaffer, who preceded her in death Feb. 22, 1967. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret M. Holler, Hyndman, and by several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer were owners and operators of several restaurants in Hyndman. In later years Mrs. Shaffer worked as the cook for the Harden's Restaurant in Hyndman. She was a member of the Fairhope Community Church. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Logsdon, a nephew, officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, August 3, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2010


SHAFFER, Edward

Mr. Edward Shaffer died at the Pittsburgh Hospital Tuesday, August 5, aged 50 years. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Nita Cook, of Homestead; Grace and Anna, and one son, Carl, at home. He is also survived by five sisters, Mrs. Ida Hyle and Mrs. Anna McClinton, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Mattie Shaffer, Mrs. Lizzie Dersch and Mrs. Alice Close, of Hyndman. One brother, David Shaffer, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church, of which he was a member, by Rev. Stiles and Rev. Powell, pastor of the United Evangelical Church. Interment was made in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, August 12, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010


SHAFFER, Edward A.

HYNDMAN - Edward A. Shaffer, 71, of here, was dead on arrival early today at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born here October 30, 1899, he was a son of the late W. Scott and Clara (Miller) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a retired barber, having worked in Hyndman for 35 years. He was recently installed as master of Hyndman Grange 1954 and was a member of Hyndman Lodge 589 F & AM. He was a member of Hyndman United Methodist Church and the church choir. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude (Fleming) Shaffer; a son, Edward F. Shaffer, Hagerstown; a brother, Albert W. Shaffer, of here; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Kennedy, of here, and Mrs. Mary Emma Diehl, Buffalo Mills, Pa., and two grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home here where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Masonic services will be conducted tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the funeral home. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the funeral home by Rev. Willard White, pastor of Hyndman United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 7, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, Edward Jay

E. Jay Shaffer, 64, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 1989, at his residence. He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Hyndman, son of the late Wilbert J. and Helen Mae (Deremer) Shaffer. He married Vivian R. (Miller) Shaffer 41 years ago. She survives along with a son, Roger J. Shaffer, Gaithersburg, Md., and a daughter, Mrs. Susan E. Buck, Salinas, Calif. Also surviving are four grandchildren; two brothers, George M. Shaffer of Hyndman RD 1 and William C. Shaffer of Smithtown, N.Y.; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret J. Monnett, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. JoAnn E. Dibert, Bedford RD 2. Mr. Shaffer retired after 23 years of service with the U.S. Navy as a chief radioman. He was also retired from Montgomery County, Maryland, as a communications repairman and had owned and operated an electronics repair company. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph R. Stains officiating. Burial in Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery with graveside military honors by the Hyndman VFW Oscar Jordan Post 7375 and by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, December 12, 1989
[given name Edward]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



SHAFFER, Mrs. Eleanor Knepper

Mrs. Eleanor Shaffer, 86 years old, died at her home in Wellersburg, Pa., early last night. She is survived by three children: Mrs. Emma Wills and Percy and Nevin Shaffer, and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Gurtling, of Lyndail, S. D. The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning from the Reformed Church, with interment in the Wellersburg cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 22, 1921 [tombstone has dob as 1833; maiden name was Knepper]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2010




SHAFFER, Mrs. Eleanor Viola

OAKLAND -Mrs. Eleanor Viola Shaffer, 67, of Mason Street, died Saturday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient
nine days. Mrs. Shaffer was a native of Oakland a daughter of the late James and Queen (Tasker) Hardesty. She is survived by her husband, Leon Shaffer; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy White, Oakland; Mrs; Edna Raines, Cumberland; a sister, Mrs. Lacey Clark, Cumberland; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home where a service will be conducted today at 2 p. m. Rev. A. Billingsley will officiate and interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Monday, August 21, 1967, The Cumberland News
Posted June 17, 2009




SHAFFER, Mrs. Elsie Viola Shroyer

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Elsie Viola Shaffer, 85, of Hyndman, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Lions Manor, Cumberland. Born March 19, 1922, in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Melvin E. and Lillian I (Holler) Shroyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, F. Paul Shaffer, in 2000; and infant son, Thomas F. Shaffer; brothers, Charles and Gerald Shroyer. Surviving are three sons, Kenneth P. Shaffer and wife Sandy (Weaver), of Hyndman, Zane L. Shaffer and wife Debora (Usner), of New Holland, Pa., Jeffrey L. Shaffer and wife JoAnn (Kennell), of Hyndman; a daughter, Linda L. Spataro and husband Tom, of Hyndman; a sister, Almeda V. Korns, of Lancaster; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Group. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Reverends Lance Tucker, J.R. Virgin and Dave Klink officiating. Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 605, Hyndman PA 15545.
Cumberland Times-News, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2010



SHAFFER, Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Hoyman

Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Shaffer, 76, wife of John Edward Shaffer, Wellersburg, Pa., died early this morning at her home. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Susan Hoyman, and for many years was a resident of Wellersburg. She celebrated her golden wedding there six years ago. Mrs. Shaffer is survived by two sons and three daughters: Harvey A. Shaffer and Leroy Shaffer, both of Pittsburgh; Mrs. W. W. Rizer, Mrs. Harry Diehl, both of Wellersburg; Miss Grace Shaffer, at home. Mrs. Shaffer is also survived by a brother, Samuel Hoyman, Hyndman, and by a sister, Mrs. Catherine Beal, Howard, Ohio. The funeral will be held at the Wellersburg church at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, The Rev. Hall Sharpe will conduct the services.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 9, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2010

 



SHAFFER, Emory

Emory F. Shaffer, 72, Hyndman, died in the Cumberland Memorial Hospital July 2, 1967. He was born December 11, 1894 in Hyndman, a son of the late William Espy Shaffer and Ida Belle (Rush) Shaffer. He is survived by his wife the former Mary Harclerode and four children: Mrs. Grace Morris, Crestline, Calif.; Mrs. Dorothy Long, Cleveland, Ohio; John Lynnwood Shaffer, El Segundo, Calif.; Jack Shaffer, Hyndman; a brother, Roy Shaffer, Hyndman, and a sister Mrs. Mayme Korn, Uniontown. Also surviving are six grandchildren. He was a retired employee of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, Cumberland, Md., and a veteran of World War I.
The Bedford Inquirer, July 7, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010


SHAFFER, Enoch

Enoch Shaffer, 74, died Tuesday night at his home near Hyndman. He was a son of the late Gideon and Druscilla Shaffer. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Susie Hendrickson Shaffer; one son, Earl, of Hyndman, and three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Kennell of Wellersburg, Mrs. Viola Delbrook of Mt. Savage, and Alverta Shaffer at home. He was a brother of Henry Shaffer of Hyndman. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the home, with the Rev. C. C. Knapp, pastor of the Hyndman M. E. Church, in charge. Interment will be in the Porter cemetery near Ellerslie.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 18, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010


SHAFFER, Eric W.

Eric W. Shaffer, 24, Waldorf, Md., formerly of Somerset, died March 17, 2006, in LaPlata, Md. Born July 21, 1981, in Somerset, he is the son of Joel and Sharon (Shockey) Shaffer, Friedens. Also survived by his wife, the former Amanda Meier; brother, Jeremy Shaffer and wife, Rebecca, Berlin; mother and father-in-law, Andy and Sue Meier, LaGrange, N.C.; grandparents, Donald and Ruth Shaffer, Somerset; and Kenneth and Ruth Shockey, Friedens; and his pet cats, Makoa and Ku'uipo. Member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and the Sierra Club. Active in the Boy Scouts and was a 2000 graduate of Somerset High School and a 2004 graduate of Penn State where he was a member of the Alumni Association. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul's United Church of Christ. The Rev. Matthew Deal will officiate. Interment in Edie Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Clearwater Conservancy, 2555 N. Atherton Street, State College, PA 16803 or Children's Hospital Free Care Fund, 1251 Waterfront Place, Floor 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Somerset Daily American, Tuesday, March 21, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Ernest C.

HYNDMAN — Ernest C. Shaffer, 68, of Brownsville, died Sunday in Morgantown. A native of here, he was a son of the late Lewis and Gertrude (Hite) Shaffer. Surviving are his widow, Mary Ellen (Anderson) Shaffer; three children, Robert Shaffer, Baltimore; William Shaffer, Fredericktown; and Mrs. Donna Lee Jones, Pittsburgh; a brother, Delos Shaffer, here; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Bagley, here, and Mrs. Ethel Shearer, Connellsville, and six grandchildren. The body is at the Crawford Funeral Home in Brownsville where a service will be conducted tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 30, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2010


 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Esther Hunter

Mrs. Esther Shaffer, 29 years old, wife of Bryson Shaffer of Hopwood, died Thursday morning, January 31, 1929, at 2:45 o’clock in the Uniontown Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Shaffer was taken ill with the flu on January 10 and pneumonia developed on the fourteenth. On January 18 she was admitted to the hospital.  Mrs. Shaffer was born in Masontown, a daughter of Jessie, dead, and Hannah Hunter.  Mrs. Shaffer had lived in Uniontown for the last five years. She came from New Salem. She was married on October 15, 1920, at Harrisburg. She was an attendant of the Central Christian church, Uniontown.  In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. Shaffer is survived by three brothers, Thomas Hunter of Ronco, Israel Hunter of Thompson No. 1 and William Hunter of Washington, Pa., and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Bacus, Miss Laura Hunter, Mrs. George Cook and Mrs. Margaret Beam, all of this city, and Mrs. Omer Swaney of Revere.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in her home with burial in the Hopwood cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; February 1, 1929; page 17.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 17, 2012


SHAFFER, Miss Florence A.

Miss Florence A. Shaffer, 76, of 225 Glenn Street, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. A native of Hyndman, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Minnie I. (Close) Shaffer. She was a retired secretary with the State Department of Health laboratory, a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Welderman Bible Class. Survivors include a number of nieces and a nephew: Charles D. Shaffer, Mrs. Betty A. Shaffer, Miss Clara Mae Shaffer, all of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Louise Wilson, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Phyllis Scarlett and Mrs. Dortha Kerns, both this city; five great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 18, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010
 

  


SHAFFER, Floyd W.
NICOLA, Ray J.
MINEHART, William M.

THREE MEN DIE WHEN TRUCKS CRASH HEADON
Uniontown and West Virginia Men Killed in Collsion of Heavily Laden Vehicles
OCCURS AT WALTERSBURG
 
Three men were instantly killed - their bodies horribly mangled - and two others seriously injured at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Rout 51, just north of Waltersburg, between a loaded beer truck and another heavily laden with pit posts.
The dead:
William M. Minehart, 35, of near Burgess Field, driver of the Beer truck.
Floyd W. Shaffer, 28, Hazelton, W. Va., driver of the lumber truck.
Ray J. Nicola, 23 Hazelton, W. Va., passenger on the lumber truck.
The injured:
Charles Uphold, 30, West Main street, both hands badly lacerated, suffering body bruises when thrown from the beer truck in which he was a passenger; condition late last night in Uniontown Hospital was reported as not serious, but injuries painful.
Charles Anderson, also of East Main street, suffering from cuts and bruises in Uniontown Hospital where he was admitted for treatment. Both were passengers in the beer truck. Shaffer and Nicola were literally decapitated when the heavy load of lumber and truck motor crushed them; Minehart's body was also badly crushed. The beer truck owned by Joseph Vecchio, was traveling South toward Uniontown. It was thrown to one side of the road by the impact and rested in the ditch. Minehart's body was removed without difficulty. Shaffer and Nicola's bodies were wedged tightly between the motor and the load in the truck cabin. It was not until rescuers and workmen lifted the mangled mass of wreckage that the bodies of the two men were disclosed. Among the first arrivals on the scene were Dr. and Mrs. F. R. White of Bruceton Mills, acquaintances of Shaffer and Nicola. It was they who identified the mangled bodies. With hundreds of broken beer bottles scattered along the road, together with a profusion of pit posts, traffic on the highway was temporarily blocked. Scores of motorists dashed to the scene as soon as the news reached the city adding to the difficulties of Lieut. Baer, Sgt. Augustine, Corp. Jones and Patrolman Toma of the State Motor Patrol, who were directing traffic and investigating the tragedy. Minehart had obtained a truck load of beer in Pittsburgh and was returning with the load to Uniontown. The lumber truck was heading in the direction of Perryopolis and apparently had some of the mines in the lower end of the county as a destination.The bodies were removed to the J. Harry Johnston & Sons funeral establishment, that of Minehart being later removed to the establishment of C. B. Dearth at New Salem.
William M. Minehart was aged 33 years and nine days, having been born August 26, 1902. He is survived by his widow, Stella Smith Minehart; four children, Frederick, Rose Emma, Lillian Mae and William M. Jr., all at home; his father, Fred Minehart, Akron, O.; a brother, Irvin Minehart, Fontebale; and five sisters, Mrs. Etta Slathers, Dearth; Mrs. Katherine Ashford, Ann Arbor, Mich; Mrs. Nellie Stroup, Akron, O.; Mrs. Ruth Tracano, Denbo Heights, and Mrs. Lillian Stustie, Montour Noll 10. His mother preceded him in death 13 years.
Floyd Shaffer is survived by his widow, Goldie Friend Shaffer, and three children: Willard, Margaret and Robert Shaffer, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Shaffer, Brandonville, W. Va.; and four brothers: Chester R. Shaffer, Carlisle street, Uniontown; James A., Brandonville; Willie C., Hazelton; and Carlos E. Shaffer, Brandonville.
Ray J. Nicola was single and is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Judson Nicola of Hazelton, W. Va. Funeral arrangements for all three victims will be made later.
*** Floyd Shaffer's wife is Goldie Mae Friend, daughter of Orval C.
Friend and Carrie M. Nicola.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Sept. 5, 1935; pages 1&4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted July 10, 2013


SHAFFER, Frances Delores Smith

CUMBERLAND — Frances Delores "Diddy" Shaffer, 84, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born April 24, 1925, in Cumberland, Mrs. Shaffer was the daughter of the late James Edward Smith and Ella Benita (Jackson) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. Shaffer; and a son, Michael J. Shaffer. Frances was formerly employed as a secretary at the Human Resources Development Commission where she assisted in the development of the Head Start Program. She was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. Frances also volunteered at the Interfaith Consortium and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Frances never had a bad word to say about anyone and was loved by all! Frances is survived by her son, Roy T. Shaffer and wife, Patty, Winder, Ga.; her daughters, Kathy A. Taylor and husband Bobby and Paulette F. Hall and husband, Butch, all of Cumberland, Christine M. Call and husband, Ethan, Afton, Wyo., E. Diane Shaffer, Leesburg, Va. and Donna L. Shaffer, Cumberland; her sister, Ida V. Cox, Marietta, Ga.; as well as eight grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Bishop Benjamin Dorsey officiating. The family will also receive friends at the church on hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Adams Family Funeral Home, PA, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Cumberland Times-News, January 18, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2010



SHAFFER, Galen E.

Galen E. Shaffer, 67, Berlin RD 4, died Jan. 5, 1989, at Somerset Community Hospital. Born April 24, 1921, in Pleasant Hill, son of Walter E. Sr., and Cora (Dickey) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents, one brother and one sister. Survived by wife of 39 years, the former Jean Lepley, and these children: David E., married to the former Boksoon Ko of Kwangju City, Korea; Richard A., married to the former Linda Wyant, and William R., married to the former Barbara Schardt, both of Berlin RD 4; Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Engle, Meyersdale RD 4; and John A., married to the former Patricia Romesberg, Meyersdale; 10 grandchildren. Brother of Mrs. Raymond (Velma) Romesberg, Dallastown; Iva Shumaker, Mrs. Forrest (Grace) Shumaker, and Mrs. Floyd (Erla) Judy, all of Somerset RD 1; Mrs. Merle (Dorothy) Romesberg and Walter Jr., married to the former Jean Swarner, both of Rockwood RD 1; Mrs. Paul (Violet) Romesberg, Indian Head; Mrs. Fred (Virginia) Harned, Somerset RD 7; and Melvin, married to the former Nancy Marteeny, Berlin RD 4. Prominent Brothersvalley Township dairy farmer. Member and elder of St. Paul's Ridge United Church of Christ and Cemetery Association. World War II Army veteran, having received a Purple Heart in the Phillippine Liberation. Member of Harry Fisher Post 445 American Legion Berlin, Disabled American Veterans Meyersdale, Valley Grange 878, and Valley Senior Extension. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Robert N. Young. Interment, St. Paul's Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the Ridge Cemetery Association.
Somerset Daily American, January 6, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010


SHAFFER, George R.

My Lord and Savior has called me, George R. "Pud" Shaffer home on May 24, 2004. Born June 21, 1936, in Listie, he is the son of Millard and Fanny Mae (Trent) Shaffer. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leila M. Shaffer; sisters, Dorothy, Mary Jane and Rebecca, and brother, Glenn. He is survived by sons, Daniel E. Smith and friend Ruth Lucca, Stewart W. Shaffer, married to the former Gail Stone, and Steven Shaffer and friend Cindy Livengood. He has 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jack Shaffer, married to the former Alice DePhillips, Somerset, and sister-in-law Pat Shaffer, Listie. He was a truck driver for 40 years in capacities ranging from local deliveries to coast to coast transports. In the past six to seven years he bought and sold groceries to people who were unable to move about or who just wanted a better deal on groceries. He attended Old Bethel Church in Markleton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Somerset. A service will be held at Old Bethel Church at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Douglas Baker officiating. Interment at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Old Bethel Church, 227 Old Bethel Road, Markleton, Pa. 15551.
Somerset Daily American, May 26, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010


SHAFFER, Mrs. Gertrude Fleming

Mrs. Gertrude (Fleming) Shaffer, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Tuesday morning, November 9, 1982, at the Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown. She was born in Parkton, Maryland, April 8,1902, a daughter of the late Rev. John W. Fleming and Rebecca (Burroughs) Fleming. Her husband, Edward A. Shaffer, preceded her in death on October 7, 1971. Surviving are a son, Edward F. Shaffer, of Hagerstown, Md.; two granddaughters, Barbara L. Resh, of Chambersburg, Pa.; and Teri Shaffer, at home; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Shaffer had lived in Hyndman all of her adult life except for seven years when she lived in Hagerstown. She was a schoolteacher in the Hyndman School District, a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, and a former member of the Hyndman United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. Funeral services: Thursday, November 11, at 2 p.m. at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. James H. Simpson officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, November 19, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010




SHAFFER, Mrs. Gladys Christine Shoup

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Gladys Christine Shaffer, 72, of here, died this morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient 12 weeks. A native of Hyndman, she was born November 2, 1893, a daughter of the late John and Laura (Clites) Shoup. Her husband, Russell Earl Shaffer, preceded her in death. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Hyndman United Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Clifford H. Shaffer, Knoxville, Md., and Russell E. Shaffer, Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Baker, Fairhope, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Shroyer, Ellerslie; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home here where the family will receive friends tomorrow and Thursday from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. John Klindt and interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 13, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2010


SHAFFER, Glen D.

Glen D. Shaffer, 72, of 420 North Franklin Street, Fleetwood, Pa., formerly of Wellersburg, died at his residence July 14. Born in Wellersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Nevin and Margaret (Dunn) Shaffer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Carolin I. (Shettel) Shaffer, and one son Glen M. Shaffer, California. Services were conducted in the Hill Top Cemetery, Lewisberry, York County.
The Republic, Meyersdale, August 9, 1979
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010




 
SHAFFER, Guy Bernard

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Guy Bernard "Spike" Shaffer, 85, of Cunningham Drive, Hyndman, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at his residence. Born on July 28, 1916, in Hyndman, he was a son of the late William DeWarren and Pearl Mae (Holler) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald D. and William; and one sister, Martha S. Emerick. Surviving is Dorothy E. (Shroyer) Shaffer, his wife of 64 years, whom he married on May 28, 1937, at Keyser, W.Va. Also surviving are three sons, Guy D. Shaffer Sr. and wife Darlene (Smeak), Bernie P. Shaffer and wife Marian (Brashear), and Randy L. Shaffer and wife Pam (Evans); one daughter, Dona L. Campbell and husband Clyde; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Jeremiah; one sister, Helen S. Harbert, all of Hyndman; and two sisters-in-law, Donna Lou Shaffer, Hyndman, and Bernice B. Shaffer, Ligonier, Pa. Mr. Shaffer graduated from Hyndman High School in 1935. He served in the U.S. Army in 1945, where he was in the 1st Radar Detachment. He worked for the Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. and the Celanese Corp. in Cumberland before beginning work for the PA Game Commission Food and Cover Corps in 1949. He worked for the Game Commission until 1954. He was a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer from 1949 until 1981. In June 1981, he retired from S.A.C. Motors, Inc., Bedford. He was a member of 1st Avenue UMC, Hyndman. He belonged to the Hyndman Rod and Gun Club. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Friday, March 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Terry Campbell officiating. Mr. Shaffer's grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery. Military honors will be conferred at graveside by the Fort Bedford VFW Honor Guard.
Cumberland Times-News, March 14, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted August 18, 2010



SHAFFER, Guy Edward

Guy Edward Shaffer, 73, Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 20, 1936, in Horse Shoe Run, he was a son of the late Herman W. and Gertrude P. (Sell) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Denise Shaffer and Bernice Shaffer; one brother, Joseph Shaffer; and two sisters, Vera White and Jane Hebb. He is survived by his wife, Judy Shaffer, Horse Shoe Run; two sons, Gary Shaffer and Guy Wayne Shaffer, both of Horse Shoe Run; one daughter, Regina Savage, McHenry; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Shaffer, Ohio; five sisters, Geraldine Arnold, Elkins, W.Va., Patsy Mikles, Hubert, N.C., Alta Minnick, Warrenton, Va., Carolyn Spencer, Elkins, and Letha Helmick, Horse Shoe Run; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted today, Thursday, March 11, with Rev. John Foy officiating. Interment was held in Garrett Memorial Gardens
Online condolences may be made at
www.burdockfuneralhome.com.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 11, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010




SHAFFER, Guy O. & wife Esther Malina Mayer

A former Cumberland man and his wife died last week in Canton, Ohio, just nine hours apart. Guy 0. Shaffer died Tuesday in Timken Mercy Hospital there after a two year illness, while his wife, Esther Shaffer, died the following morning at her residence. His wife had also been in ill health the past two years. Shaffer, a retired employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, was a son of Charles W. Shaffer, 156 Polk Street, this city. Joint funeral services were conducted Friday at the Myers Funeral Home in Canton. Survivors include two daughters, Betty and Clara Mae Shaffer, both at home, and a son, Charles Shaffer, at home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 17, 1963
[Guy was born Feb. 1896 in Hyndman; mother was Minnie Close; widow was Esther Malina Mayer, born 24 Jan. 1897]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010




SHAFFER, Harold Therman

Harold Therman Shaffer, 44, formerly of 516 Lowell Avenue died Monday shortly after being admitted to Union Hospital, Elkton. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of Mrs. Daisy (Shipley) Shaffer, city, and the late Roy T. Shaffer. He was an employe of the Sparkler Company in Elkton. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Frances (Smith) Shaffer, city; two sons, Roy T. and Michael J. Shaffer, and four daughters, Paulette Faye, Christine, Elizabeth D. and Donna L. Shaffer, all at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Kathy Banks, city; two sisters, Miss Marietta Shaffer, Washington, and Mrs. Sandra Jackson, Millerville. The body will be at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
Wednesday, 23 February 1972, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Harvey

On January 20 the mortal remains of Harvey Shaffer, of Colerin township, were consigned to their last resting place at the Wood's church near Rainsburg. Mr. Shaffer had been greatly afflicted with rheumatism during the past few years. About a year ago he was confined to his bed, for weeks, but he rallied and was able to move about and attend to his business But the disease took a different turn; it went to his brain and all efforts to arrest its progress proved futile. He gradually grew weaker and on January 17 breathed his last. His age was sixty years, three months and twenty-six days. Mr. Shaffer was a soldier in the civil war. He was a member of the 138th regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He served his country three years. He was a brave soldier, a good citizen and an honest man. He was a farmer by occupation, of robust constitution and a hard working man. He was a man of good common sense. He may not have been without faults, but he certainly gave evidence of belonging to the army of the redeemed. He was a member of the Lutheran church at Rainsburg, where he will be missed as a loyal and faithful co-laborer. Mr. Shaffer was married twice. The death of his first wife occurred about sixteen years ago. There were two children to this marriage — Mrs. Murray Beegle, of Colerain township, and William Shaffer, Jr., son-in-law of John Diehl, of near Rainsburg. With his second marriage he leaves a widow and two small children. May the influence of his life be a benediction to his children and to the community.
The Bedford Gazette, January 25, 1901
[1st wife was Elizabeth Ann Rawlings; 2nd wife was Matilda "Kate" Morgart]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted August 18, 2010




SHAFFER, Harvey F.

SOMERSET — Harvey F. Shaffer, 87, native of Hyndman and a retired B&O Railroad conductor, died at his home here Sunday. He was born March 30, 1876, at Hyndman, a son of the late Nathan and Lavina (Conn) Shaffer. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary (Bowser) Shaffer, whom he married 67 years ago in Hyndman; four sons, Raymond L. Shaffer, RD 1, Bedford; Orville Shaffer, at home; Walter J. Shaffer, LaVale; and Hubert Shaffer, Somerset; two sisters, Mrs. Isaac Hite and Mrs. Ada Kinton, Hyndman; a brother, Carson Shaffer, Ellerslie; 24 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Wilbert D. Miller Funeral Home, Somerset, where friends will be received today. Services will be conducted in the funeral home tomorrow at 2 p.m., by Rev. J. E. Bell, followed by interment at St. John's Cemetery here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 19, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Miss Helen C.

Miss Helen C. Shaffer, 71, of Hyndman RD l, died Saturday at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hyndman RD 1 on September 9, 1909, the daughter of Enoch and Susie (Henderickson) Shaffer. She is survived by a sister, Alverta Shaffer of Hyndman RD 1. Miss Shaffer was a retired employee of the Celanese Corp., where she worked for 40 and one half years. She lived in Hyndman all of her life and was a member of the Hyndman Senior Citizens. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Shunk officiating. Visitors will he received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford Gazette, October 6, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 18, 2010



SHAFFER, Helen Mae Deremer

Helen Mae Shaffer, 83, of R.D. 2, Bedford, formerly of Hyndman, died Wednesday, June 10, 1987, in Bedford County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Centerville May 17, 1904, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Margaret (Nave) Deremer. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbert J. Shaffer who died July 6, 1963, also by four children, Glenn, Richard, and Wilmer Shaffer, and Mrs. Grace Burkett. Surviving are three sons, George M. Shaffer, of Hyndman, R.D. 1; Edward J. Shaffer, of Rockville, Md.; and William C. Shaffer, of Smithtown, New York; and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Jane Monnett, of Baltimore, Md.; and Mrs. JoAnn E. Dibert, of R.D. 2, Bedford, with whom she resided. Thirteen grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive along with a sister, Mrs. Elva Storrs, of Bedford. Mrs. Shaffer was a resident of Hyndman for 49 years, a member of Palo Alto United Methodist Church, Women's Fellowship of the Bedford Church of the Brethren, Bedford Grange 1619, and the WCTU. Funeral services: Friday, June 12, at 11 a.m. at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. Douglas G. Gehr officiating. Burial in Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery near Hyndman. Friends will he received at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, June 11, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2010



SHAFFER, Henry

HYNDMAN - Henry Shaffer, 81, died last night at his home here. A son of the late Gideon and Drucilla (Wilhelm) Shaffer, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Elnora (Brant) Shaffer. He was a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Hyndman Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Bush, Hyndman, and Mrs. Grace Lowery, Pittsburgh; two sons, Clyde and Robert Shaffer, both of Hyndman, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the residence where services will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p. m. by Rev. C. E. Miller, pastor of Hyndman EUB Church. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 4, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Henry Clinton

Henry Clinton Shaffer, 75, Summerville, SC, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at a Charleston, SC., hospital. Born Aug. 22, 1925, in Oakland, he was a son of the late Lee Benjamin and Marie (Ridder) Shaffer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving both in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the AARP. Survivors include two sons, Larry Shaffer, Summerville, and James Shaffer, Greenbelt; one daughter, Susan Conley, Summerville; two brothers, David Shaffer, Mobile, Ala., and Fred Shaffer, Ellenboro, N.C.; two sisters, Peggy Norwich, Oakland, and Shirley Carr, Hendricks, W. Va.; and seven grandchildren. Friends will received at the Parks Funeral Home, Summerville, from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday. A service will be conducted at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Summerville, on Friday, Aug. 3, at 10:30 a.m. A committal service will follow in Beaufort National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Monday, July 30, 2001
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010



SHAFFER, Homer C.

Homer C. Shaffer died at the County Home Hospital, Monday, June 24, at the age of 26 years, 4 months and 15 days. He was confined to the County Home two years and four months due to epilepsy, the cause of his death. He is survived by his mother, Nora Slayton Shaffer, three brothers, Hunter, Meyersdale, R.D. 1; Walter, Manse, and Lee, at home; also three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Limos, at home; Mrs. Sylvia Miller, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Clara Ash, of Garrett. His father, Nathaniel Shaffer, preceeded him in death. Services were held at his home, Meyersdale, R.D. 1, at two o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon, Rev. Lear, pastor of the Glade City Church of God, was officiating minister. Interment was made in the Union Cemetery under the direction of H. R. Konhaus, local mortician.
Meyersdale Republican, June 27, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Howard Melvin

Funeral services for Howard Melvin Shaffer, a native of Hyndman, were held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1966, in the Christ United Church of Christ, Roaring Spring, where he was elder emeritus, with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. He died at Nason Hospital at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2. He was born Oct. 16, 1882, a son of Solomon and Elizabeth Ann (Korns) Shaffer, near Hyndman. He began teaching in the public schools at the age of 18. Later, he was graduated from Lock Haven State College in 1909. Mr. Shaffer taught in Maryland, and in Elk and Bedford Counties. He retired in 1953, after teaching 21 years at the Bloomfield Township School in Bakers Summit. He was married to Bertha Longenecker of Roaring Spring, on June 27, 1912. She died in 1942. He is survived by his daughter, Marjorie S. Krug, and two grandchildren. Mr. Shaffer owned and operated automobile agencies briefly in Roaring Spring and Scottdale, and was employed by the Frick Coal Company at Mt. Pleasant. He was a member of the Woodbury Lodge F. & A.M., the Williamsport Consistory and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He had been a deacon and elder of Christ United Church of Christ, Roaring Spring, since 1937 and was made elder emeritus in 1960. He was a member of the Roaring Spring Rotary. Following the death of his wife, he lived with his son-in-law and daughter of Collegeville, and since 1960 was a guest at the Morrison Cove Home for the Aged in Martinsburg.
The Bedford Gazette, January 5, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Hubert F.

Hubert F. Shaffer, 80, Newton Falls, Ohio, formerly of Somerset, died March 5, 1987, in Newton Falls. Born March 3, 1907, in Somerset County, son of the late Harvey and Mary A. (Bowser) Shaffer. Preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and a grandson. Survived by his wife, the former Helen Weaver, and these children: Jacqueline Zearfoss, and Hubert E., both of Somerset; Rachel Brown, Newton Falls, Ohio; Mollie Trilli, Ravenna, Ohio; David D., Kansas City, Kan.; Judith Vasko, Euclid, Ohio; Larry, Pontiac, Ill.; Richard C., Brunswick, Ohio; and Sharon Tabor, Michigan; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Orville, Somerset. His death ended a marriage union of 57 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday (today) at Borowski Funeral Home, Newton Falls, Ohio, the Rev. Lowell Haggerty officiating. Graveside service will be conducted Sunday, 2 p.m., at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glencoe.
Daily American, Somerset, March 7, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Hubert G.

Hubert G. Shaffer, 78, Maple Mountain Manor, Berlin, formerly of Somerset, died March 3, 1988, in Somerset Community Hospital. Born Oct. 30, 1909, in Brothersvalley Township, son of the late John and Elizabeth (Meyers) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents; his wife, Emma Zerfoss; and one brother, Clark. Survived by one son, Wilbur, married to former Janet Glass, Somerset RD 7; three grandchildren, William, Sandy and Sussie; two sisters: Eva (Zearfoss) Lape, Somerset; and Goldie Thomas, Garrett. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Somerset. Friends will be received 4-9 p.m. Saturday in Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home where service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Forry officiating. Interment, Brotherton Cemetery.
Daily American, Somerset, March 5, 1988
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Hunter W.

Hunter W. Shaffer, 71, of Hyndman RD 1, died April 4, 1981, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. He was born Dec. 26, 1909, in Boyer, W.Va., the son of Nathan and Leora (Slayton) Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Erma Biggs. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Walter of Meyersdale RD 4; Lee of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Sylvia Miller of Meyersdale RD 3; and Mrs. Clara Boden of Hyndman RD 1. He was a member of the Apostolic Church in Jesus, and the Meyersdale VFW.
The Republic, Meyersdale, April 9, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 

SHAFFER,  Mrs. Ida Belle Rush

Mrs. Ida Belle Shaffer died at her home in Hyndman, Monday, Dec. 22. She had been a resident of the Hyndman area for 82 years. She was born in Hyndman on Dec. 4, 1865, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rush. She was married to William Espey Shaffer, Dec. 30, 1886. He preceded her in death. She is survived by two children, Roy Shaffer of Pittsburgh; Emory, Hyndman; two step-daughters, Mrs. Nellie Logsdon, Hyndman, and Mrs. Mamie Kern, Uniontown. She was a member of the Evangelical church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with interment in the Hyndman cemetery.
Tuesday, December 23, 1947, The Bedford Gazette, Bedford, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)




SHAFFER, Imogene Katheryn Arbogast

Imogene Katheryn "Kate" Shaffer, 70,[sic - 71] of Aurora, died Monday, July 6, 2009. She was born October 3, 1937, in Webster Springs, a daughter of the late Isaac Jay and Ardie Agnes Lantz Arbogast. She was a charter member of the Aurora VFD Auxiliary and a member of the Brookside Church of the Brethren. She is survived by one son and spouse, John Hillery and Debra Kay Shaffer, of Beckley; two brothers, Ivan "Boots" Arbogast, Purcellville, VA and Ercil Arbogast, of Warrenton, VA; three sisters, Elizabeth Lindenburg, of Winchester, VA, Naomi Carpenter, of Marmet, and Donna Helton, of Georgia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Ann Shaffer; two brothers, Jim and Russell Arbogast and one sister, Ruby Andrews. Friends and family will be received from 2-4 p.m., the time of funeral services, today, Saturday, July 11, at the Brookside Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Bradley Shaffer and Pastor Scott Rush officiating. Interment will follow in the Aurora Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Preston County News; Kingwood, WV; July 11, 2009.
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
[date verified ~ sadly, both mother and daughter (below) died on same date ~ Genie]
Posted August 1, 2009



SHAFFER, Mrs. Iola Elizabeth Close

Mrs. Iola Elizabeth Shaffer of Hyndman died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lena Abe of 324 Baltimore Ave., Cumberland, Monday, December 17, 1956. She was born Nov. 27, 1918, in Hyndman, a daughter of Harry E. and Mearl Albright Close. Her mother survives, along with her sister, mentioned above, her husband, Raymond George Shaffer, and these children: Joyce Ann, Darlene Naomi, Woodrow Marvin, Kenneth Eugene, Elaine Lucille, all at home, and a son, James Close of Hyndman. She was a member of the Penecostal Church. Funeral services: Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, Thursday, 2 p.m. the Rev. George Bittner officiating, interment in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, December 18, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2010



SHAFFER, Ira Zane

HYNDMAN - Ira Zane Shaffer, 73, a former B&O Railroad Company employe, died yesterday at his home after a lengthy illness. Born October 17, 1890 in Spencerville, Ohio, he was a member of Hyndman Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Hyndman Grange. His parents were the late Charles E. and Elnora (Leasure) Shaffer. Surviving are his widow, the former Ruth McGregor; four children, Mrs. Mabel Baker, Paul Shaffer and Edgar Shaffer, Hyndman, and Mrs. Marie Leister, RD 2, Bedford; a stepdaughter, Miss Regina McGregor, Hyndman; three brothers, Floyd Shaffer, Lewes, Del.; Kenneth Shaffer, RD 3, Cumberland, and Randall Shaffer, New Kensington; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the home where a service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Harry Hall officiating. Burial will take place in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, March 19, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Jacob Ervin Wright

Jacob Ervin Wright Shaffer, 81, of Kingwood, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Preston Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 15, 1916, in Aurora, the son of the late Marshall and Amanda Selders Shaffer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Custodian of the Kingwood Community Building for 25 years and retired in 1982 after 41 years of service from the Department of Highways. He was a member of the Knights of Pythians for 26 years and the KVFD for 55 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Kingwood. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura Mae Martin Shaffer of Kingwood; five daughters and spouses, Joyce Spahr of Cranesville, Judy and Thomas Metz of Arthurdale, Kathy and Delmas Miller, Kay and Robert DeWitt, Shirley and Greg Shrout, all of Kingwood; four sons and spouses, Warren and Cindy Shaffer of Tunnelton, Wade and Charlotte of Michigan, Rick and Leslee Shaffer and Kevin and Wendy Shaffer, all of Kingwood; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by four brothers; Ray Shaffer, Omar Shaffer, Junior Shaffer and Earl Shaffer; five sisters, Elma Weeks, Nina Shaffer, Maxine Baker, Lela Wotring, and Lula Shaffer; a son-in-law, James Spahr; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Shaffer; one great-grandchild, Zane Plum. Friends may call at the James G. Lobb Funeral Home, 295 S. Price Street, Kingwood from 2-4 and 7-9, today (Wednesday), April 1. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 10,. with the Rev. Glenn Riggleman and Rev. Norma Stimmell officiating. Burial will follow at Shay's Chapel Cemetery in Newburg.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; April 1, 1998
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010



SHAFFER, James Edward

HYNDMAN, Pa., July 11 — James Edward Shaffer, 68, well known local barber, died last night in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he was admitted Sunday. He had been in failing health some time. Born October 11, 1878, in Hyndman, Mr. Shaffer had been a barber here the past 40 years. His parents were the late Samuel and Emma (Mullen) Shaffer. He was a member of the Hyndman Reformed Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cora (Huffman) Shaffer; one son, Maurice L. Shaffer, Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Scott Shaffer, Hyndman, and Rev. Clay Shaffer, Altoona, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Arnold, Hyndman. Services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence with Rev. John Bucher officiating. Interment will take place in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 11, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010




SHAFFER, Mrs. Jennie Katherine Bittner
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Jennie Katherine (Bittner) Shaffer, 80, of Hyndman, Pa., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born May 14, 1928, in Ellerslie, she was a daughter of the late Foster L. and Clara L. (Hosselrode) Bittner. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilma June Shaffer. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, L. Ray Shaffer; a daughter, Janet S. Clites and husband Kenneth, of Hyndman; a son, Steven R. Shaffer and wife Sherry, of Hyndman; six grandchildren, Kerri Farris and husband Joe, Gregg Shaffer, Corey Clites, Jeff Clites, Joni Miller and husband Todd and Cody Clites, all of Hyndman; four great-grandchildren, Noah and Eden Farris, and Lucas and Layni Miller; sisters, Anna Marie Emerick and husband Melvin, Shirley Thompson and husband Wayne, all of Hyndman, and Pauline Bittner, of Ellerslie. Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and former secretary for Harry Auburn and LaVon Kennedy, of Hyndman. She was a graduate of Allegany High School and Cathermans Business School. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, Pa., on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
February 25, 2009, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 9, 2013



SHAFFER, M/Sgt. John E.

Master Sgt. John E. Shaffer, of Wellersburg, Pa., was killed March 29 in a jeep accident while on Army maneuvers in Japan, according to his sister, Mrs. Louis Neubiser, of Wellersburg. The victim was the son of the late Nevin E. and Margaret (Dunn) Shaffer, of Wellersburg. Sgt. Shaffer enlisted in the Army June 29, 1949, and served in France and Germany during World War II. Besides his sister, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean Shaffer; two daughters, Margaret and Linda Shaffer; three brothers, Glen Shaffer, Reading, Pa.; Paul Shaffer, Wellersburg, and Craig Shaffer, Charleston, W. Va. The Department of the Army has not notified the family when the body would be sent to this country.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 11, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, John E.

John E. Shaffer, 81, prominent resident of Wellersburg, Pa., died at 7:30 last night at his home. He was a cattle dealer, retiring 13 years ago. His wife, who was Miss Emma Frances Hoyman, died about a year ago. He was a son of the late Levi and Mary Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer is survived by five sons and daughters: Harry A. and Leroy Shaffer, Pittsburgh: Mrs. Walter Rizer, Mrs. Harry M. Diehl and Miss Grace Shaffer, Wellersburg. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Folsom, of Wolford, N. D., and Mrs. Edward Law, of Wellersburg, Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 20, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



 
SHAFFER, John L.

John L. Shaffer, 58, of Market Street, Hyndman died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md. He was born Aug.10, 1939 in Cumberland, a son of the late Claude B. and Nellie M. (Bruck) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Shaffer. He married the former Charlotte M. Reed on July 1, 1967 in Hyndman. She survives him, along with a son, Andrew R. Shaffer of Mechanicsburg; six brothers, Earl B. Shaffer, Steve C. Shaffer, Claude H. "Jitter" Shaffer, Douglas R. Shaffer, Paul R. "Dick" Shaffer, and Glenn E. "Pug" Shaffer, all of Hyndman; five sisters, Mona L. "Peggy" Atwood, Wanda M. Bistline, and Joyce E. Pensyl, all of Hyndman; Betty M. Ours, Chicago, Illinois, and Marce J. Johnston, Dunn, N.C.; seven nephews; and fourteen nieces. Mr. Shaffer was employed at the Hedstrom Corporation in Bedford and formerly had been employed, at the Amcelle Plant of the Celanese Corporation of America in Cumberland. He had served with the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the 1st Avenue United Methodist Church; president of the Hyndman Rod and Gun Club; a former member of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Department; and an outdoorsman. Funeral services: Wednesday, 11 a.m., with the Student Pastor Steven L. Craft and the Rev. David A. Klink officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Hyndman Rod and Gun Club, Hyndman, PA 15545.
The Bedford County Inquirer, April 10, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, John Riley

PARSONS WV -  The body of John Riley Shaffer, who lived on Brushfork, in this county, near the Barbour county line, was found dead on a piece of land he was clearing, and his brother, David Shaffer, and his cousin Adam Shaffer, have been arrested on a charge of murder.
Death came from a blow on the back of the head, the cut in the skull measuring three inches. Adam Shaffer, has made a statement, in which he says he saw David Shaffer strike his brother on the head with an ax. David Shaffer declared that Adam Shaffer struck the fatal blow. A pint bottle was found on the victim, about 2 fifths full of whiskey. The body was lying in the top of a fallen tree. No motive for the killing has been told.

Keyser Tribune, April 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


SHAFFER, John W., Sr.

Mr. John W. Shaffer Sr., age 83, of Preston Street, Bedford, formerly of Meadowbrook Terrace, Bedford, died at 2:47 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Altoona Hospital. John was born in Colerain Township on Sept. 29, 1922, the son of the late Walter C. Shaffer and Mae S. (Shoemaker) Shaffer. He was the husband of Dorothy D. (Deist) Shaffer, whom he married Aug. 20, 1946. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Susan S., wife of Robert Hallenberg of Louisville, Ky.; son John W. Shaffer Jr., husband of Sherry (Orr) of Bedford; sister Annabel S. Wakefield, widow of John Wakefield of Bedford. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Erik, Shea, Gretchen, Jonathan, Megan and Robbie, and three great-grandchildren: Blaise, Cade and Drake. He retired as owner/operator, along with his wife, from Deist Cleaners of Bedford, which is one of Bedford's oldest continuously family-owned businesses since 1926. John was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church, the Bedford American Legion Post No. 113, Flickers Club, Bedford Elks Club, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 320 F&AM, and a former member of the Bedford Lions Club. John graduated from Bedford High School in 1940 and studied agriculture at Penn State University. Mr. Shaffer served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a sergeant in WW II. A funeral service will be held at the Friends Cove United Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, with the Rev. Douglas Friant and Rev. Paul Claycomb officiating. Friends are invited to call Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Friends Cove United Church of Christ. Interment at Friends Cove United Church of Christ Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Presbyterian Church, 145 South Juliana Street, Bedford, Pa. 15522. Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.
The Bedford County Inquirer, February 24, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 
SHAFFER, Joseph Platte

HYNDMAN — Joseph Platte Shaffer, 65, died yesterday in Bedford County Memorial Hospital, Bedford. Born in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Hosea and Belle (Imhoff) Shaffer. He held membership in the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel (Hutzell) Shaffer; five sons, Melvin Shaffer, at home; Floyd Shaffer, Buffalo Mills; Orvil Shaffer, Chambersburg, and Russell and Ray Shaffer, both of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Verna Hymes and Mrs. Vera Mellott, both of Cumberland, and Mrs. Leonna McQuenney, Lititz; three brothers, Bernard, Ambrose, and Allen, all of Hyndman; and nine grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. George Bittner. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 16, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 




SHAFFER, Joshua

Joshua Shaffer, for more than 30 years employed as a foreman by the Fayette Coal and Coke Company at the Shamrock plant, died at 11:35 o’clock Tuesday morning, June 30, 1936, in his home in Springhill township. He had been ill over a period of four months with complications.  Surviving are his widow, Jessie Shaffer; three sons, Bryson, Andrew and Charles Shaffer, all of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Schriver and Miss Caroline Shaffer, both of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; three brothers, George, William and Bud Shaffer, Masontown, W. Va.; and a sister, Mrs. James Dillow, Fairmont, W. Va.  Funeral services will be conducted in the residence at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon by Rev. W. H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian Church, Uniontown. Burial will be in Hopwood cemetery.  Mr. Shaffer was a member of F. & A. M. Lodge No. 228, Uniontown, members of which will have charge of ritualistic services at the grave.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; July 1, 1936; page 3.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 17, 2012



SHAFFER, Julie C. Sierer

Julie C. Shaffer, 33, of Penns Landing, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a three-month battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 22, 1972, in Danville, the daughter of Richard L. and Marilyn L. (Steeley) Sierer of Bloomsburg. On May 21, 2005, she married Andrew R. Shaffer. Surviving, in addition to herhusband and parents, are her paternal grandparents, Helen Arlene and Marlin T. Sierer; mother-in-law, Charlotte M. Shaffer of Hyndman, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Julie was a 1990 graduate of Selinsgrove High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Shippensburg University, and later her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University. Friends and family may visit from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 400 N. Market St., Selinsgrove, where a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sally A. Dries and the Rev. Ann N. Graves officiating. The family will accept flowers; however, donations in Julie's memory may be made to the Oncology Department, c/o Geisinger Foundation, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17822. Arrangements are by the V.I. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove. 
The Bedford Gazette, February 8, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2010



SHAFFER, June Emerick

HYNDMAN, Pa. — June E. Shaffer, 82, a truly devoted mother, grandmother and longtime resident of Hyndman area, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born June 21, 1927, in Garrett, Pa., she is now reunited with her parents, Charles Leroy "Doc" and Anna Elizabeth (Ash) Emerick; and a brother, Bernard A. Emerick. She is survived by sisters, Fay Leckemby, of Hyndman, and Colleen Logue, of Ellerslie; a brother, Farrell Emerick and special friend Faith Steele, of Hyndman; children, Roger Shaffer and wife Cyndi, Rena Litten and husband Fred, and Rhonda Sites and husband Greg, all of Hyndman; beloved grandchildren who brought her great joy, Leah Litten Oster and husband Greg, Greg Sites and wife Ashley, Sara Litten, Caleb Shaffer, Alexis Sites and special friend Brandon Cerny, Trevor Sites and special friend Katie Emerick, and Becca Shaffer; very special care givers, Beverly Bidinger, Lynne Shoemaker, and Yolanda Campbell; numerous dearly loved nieces; nephews; aunts and uncles; and great-grandpuppies, Ginger, Bentley, and Tip. June was a licensed Cosmetology Instructor, a graduate of Edy’s School of Beauty, and business school, Chambersburg, Pa., and was owner operator of her beauty shop for 33 years. She also served as a Red Cross instructor and on the Hyndman Rescue Squad for many years. She was a well loved Sunday School Teacher and sang with the Emerick Family in many churches. She was especially proud of her 2007 Mother of the Year Award. June was well known for her candy making and floral arrangements. June claimed Jesus as her Savior, was a friend to all, had a great sense of humor even through years of failing health, and left a lasting impression on many. She attended the Hyndman Ministry Center and the Central Assembly of God in Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at Hyndman Ministry Center, 232 Hyndman Road, Hyndman, Pa., at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stevie Leydig officiating. Friends will also be received at the Center one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, Hyndman, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Hyndman Area Health Center, Hyndman Rescue Squad, Lions Center, Conemaugh Regional Hospice or the Area Agency on Aging.
Cumberland Times-News, December 27, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 28 , 2010



SHAFFER, Kathy Ann

Kathy Ann Shaffer, 50, of Aurora, died Monday, July 6, 2009. She was born August 22, 1958, in Kingwood, a daughter of the late Walter Dale and Imogene Katheryn Arbogast Shaffer. She was a lifelong member of the Aurora VFD Auxiliary: Bunko Girls Club and the Brookside Church of the Brethren. She is survived by one son and spouse, Andrew Dale and Ashley Shaffer, of Ansbach, Germany; one brother, John Hillery and Debra Kay Shaffer, of Beckiey; and two grandchildren. Friends and family will be received from 2-4 p.m., the time of funeral services, today, Saturday, July 11, at the Brookside Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Bradley Shaffer and Pastor Scott Rush officiating. Interment will follow in the Aurora Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Preston County News; Kingwood, WV; July 11, 2009.
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
[date verified ~ sadly, both mother (above) and daughter died on same date ~ Genie]
Posted August 1, 2009




SHAFFER, Mrs. Kelly Marie Crosten

MOUNT SAVAGE — Kelly Marie (Crosten) Shaffer, 40, of Mount Savage, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 29, 1962, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Charles M. Crosten, Sr., LaVale and the late Sandra “Sandy” L. (Koelker) Crosten. Kelly enjoyed being a niece/nephew nanny. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, William F. Shaffer; four brothers, Wayne Croston, and fiancee Hilda Hensel, Springfield, W.Va., Jeffrey Croston Sr., and wife Sandy, Hyndman, Pa., Michael Croston, and wife Becky, Cumberland, and Charles “Chuck” Crosten and girlfriend, Becky Porter, Hyndman, Pa.; one half-brother, Charles M. Crosten Jr., Crystal River, Fla.; one half-sister, Sharon Wood, Baltimore; the nieces and nephews who were her most precious gifts, Katie, Jeffrey, Samantha, Jordyn, Haley, and Kamron; her father-in-law, George R. Shaffer Sr.; four brothers-in-law, George R. Shaffer Jr., and wife Karen and family, Joe T. Shaffer and family, John E. Shaffer and family, and Kevin M. Shaffer; and a loving circle of friends, Tina Simmons, Tom Cordts, Mary Ann Skidmore, Brian “Bubba” Skidmore, Glenda Kenney Morgan, Marilyn McGann McKenzie; the King family, Jeannie, Joanie, Peggy, Eugene, Brianne, and Riley, Linda Shank and family, Karen Carter, and Bernie Hennigan. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Diane Smith officiating. A service will also be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Broome officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 111 S. George St., Cumberland, MD 21502 or the League for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 267, Cumberland, MD 21501-0267.
Sunday, August 17, 2003, Cumberland Times~News
~Genie
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, L. Ray

L. Ray Shaffer, 80, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 27, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on May 1, 1928, in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Lloyd E. and Tolva (Miller) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jennie K. (Bittner) Shaffer in February; and sisters Irene Dunbar, Mary Shaffer and Winifred Christner. He is survived by a daughter, Janet S. Clites and husband Kenneth of Hyndman; a son, Steven R. Shaffer and wife Sherry of Hyndman; six grandchildren: Kerri Farris and husband Joe, Gregg Shaffer, Corey Clites, Jeff Clites, Joni Miller and husband Todd, and Cody Clites, all of Hyndman; four great-grandchildren: Noah and Eden Farris, Lucas and Layni Miller, brothers: Vernon Shaffer, Arden Shaffer, sisters: Jean McCoy and Philomene Bonner, all of Hyndman. Mr. Shaffer was a retired truck driver from Cumberland Concrete and Supply after 26 years of service. Prior to that he drove a truck for Eastern Motor Express. He was also a farmer. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 12 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, Hyndman.
The Bedford Inquirer, May 1, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Lee A.

Lee A. Shaffer, 83, of Meyersdale died July 5, 2002 at home. Born Sept. 30, 1918 in Meyersdale. A son of the late Nathan and Nora Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Zella M. (Fullerton) Shaffer and one grandchild. Surviving are his wife, Hilda (Hutzell) Saylor Shaffer; two sons: Robert Shaffer of Cumberland, Md. and William Shaffer of Baltimore, Md.; numerous brothers; four grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Barry Saylor and Gloria Shuck of Meyersdale and David Saylor of York; eight step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Marines 3rd Division in Guam and Iwo Jima and received a Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. Employed for 32 years at Bethlehem Steel Mill and a member of the Elk Lick Rod and Gun Club. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with a graveside military service. Rev. Glenn Foster officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, July 6, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 

SHAFFER, Leroy Samuel

HYNDMAN — Leroy Samuel Shaffer, 63, died Sunday in El Paso, Texas, where he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. James Chirdon. A native of Hyndman, he was a son of the late W. Scott and Clara (Miller) Shaffer. He was a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad shops employe and a member of Fairhope Community Church. Besides his daughter he is survived by his wife, Elva (Hutzell) Shaffer; five other daughters. Mrs. Elson Mortimer, Bedford; Mrs. James Fisher, Warfordsburg; Mrs. Edward Croyle, Irwin; Mrs. Ray Taylor, Baltimore, and Miss Norma Jean Shaffer, Washington; two sons, Arlynn Shaffer, Cumberland; Terry Shaffer, at home; two brothers, Edward and Albert Shaffer, here; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Kennedy, here, and Mrs. Dwight Diehl, Buffalo Mills, RD 1, and 19 grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Zeigler Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, June 29, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Lester E.

Lester E. Shaffer, 93, Lincoln Township, died Oct. 23, 2008, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estates. Born May 30, 1915, in Windber, he is the son of the late Garfield and Daisy (Parson) Shaffer. Also preceded in death by his wife, Viola (Baker) Shaffer; brothers, Robert, David and Clarence; and sisters, Bertha Hersh, Ethel Mock, Mamie Natta, Minnie Hutch and Pearl. Survived by children, Mrs. Darrel (Ethel) Henry, Stoystown; Robert Shaffer, Somerset; and Clarence Shaffer, married to the former Sharon Henry, Somerset; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; brother of Raymond Shaffer, Florida; and Audrey Shaffer, Central City. Formerly employed by Lincoln Township. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Donald Judy officiating. Interment in Bethany Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Somerset Daily American, Thursday, October 23, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Lilly Hite

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Mrs. Lilly Gertrude Shaffer, 66, widow of Lewis Shaffer, died yesterday at her home here. Mrs. Shaffer was born April 30, 1883, in Bedford Valley, a daughter of the late Samantha Hardinger and Elmer Bruce Hite. She was a member of Hyndman Evangelical Church. She is survived by two sons, Ernest Shaffer, Hiller, and Delos Shaffer, Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Connellsville, and Mrs; Blanche Bagley, Hyndman; four brothers, Virgil and Jesse Hite, Hyndman, and Floyd Hite, Pittsburgh, and 12 grandchildren. Rites will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in Hyndman Evangelical Church by Rev. C. E. Miller, pastor. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 14, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2010



SHAFFER, Lloyd E.

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Lloyd E. Shaffer, 66, of RD 1, died yesterday in a Miami hospital. Born in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Michael and Ann (Close) Shaffer. He held membership in the Hyndman Grange and Ellerslie Lodge, POSA. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Tolva (Miller) Shaffer; three sons, Vernon Shaffer, Hyndman; Raymond Shaffer, RD 1, and Ardin Shaffer, at home; five daughters Mrs. Irene Dunbar, Edenton, N. C.; Mrs. Philomene Bonner, Baltimore; Miss Mary Shaffer, Hyndman, and Mrs. Jean McCoy and Mrs. Winifred Christner, both of RD 1; a brother, Millard Shaffer, RD l, and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Gilford Faile. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 7, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Louis S.

Hyndman, Pa., Nov. 11 — Louis S. Shaffer, 62, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Shaffer, died here yesterday. He was a retired railroad trackman and member of the Evangelical Church. Surviving are his widow, the former Gertrude Hite, whom he married in 1900; four children, Ernest and Delos Shaffer and Mrs. Blanche Bagley, Hyndman; and Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Connellsville, Pa. He was a brother of Harvey Shaffer, Somerset, Pa.; Mrs. Ada Kinton, Mrs. Isaac Hite, and Carson Shaffer, Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 11, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Mrs. Margaret Ann Dunn

Mrs. Margaret Ann Shaffer, 82, formerly of Wellersburg, died Sunday in the Somerset State Hospital where she had been a patient since 1940. A native of Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Homer) Dunn. Her husband, Nevin E. Shaffer, preceded her in death. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Wellersburg Reformed Church. Survivors include two sons, Paul H. Shaffer, Wellersburg, and Glenn D. Shaffer, Oley, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Neubiser, city; a brother, James Dunn, Hagerstown; a sister, Mrs. Lou Wihelm, Buffalo, N. Y.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Kight Funeral Home. Rev. John A. Klindt will officiate and burial will be in Wellersburg Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, December 15, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Mary A. (MILLS)

“Mrs. Mary Agnes Shaffer, 64, of Bowling Green, died yesterday, shortly after being admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital. She had been in failing health two years. Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Barry) Mills. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; the Sodality of the parish; Court Cardinal Gibbons; Catholic Daughters of America and the Royal Neighbors. Surviving are a son, Theodore W. Gray, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Jenkins, Potomac Park, and Mrs. L. Collier Paggi, Austin Texas; three sisters, Mrs. L. A. Benner, Utica, N. Y., and Mrs. Helen Johnson and Mrs. Thomas B. Cumiskey, Sr., both of this city, and four grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where the Sodality will recite the rosary Sunday at 8:15 p.m.”
“The Cumberland Evening Times” Friday, January 21, 1955, Page 10
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 10, 2009


SHAFFER, Mrs. Mary A. Saylor

Meyersdale - Mrs. Mary A. Shaffer, 49, wife of Nevin L. Shaffer, of here, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital, where she had been a patient one day. Born in Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Mary E. (Felker) Saylor. Also surviving are a son, Stanley R. Shaffer, Lincoln Park, Mich.; her step-mother, Mrs. Zura Shaffer, RD 4 Meyersdale; a sister, Mrs. Edward Miller, Chicago; three step brothers, Carl Werner, Cumberland; Merle Werner, Baltimore; and Eugene Werner, McKeesport, Pa.; and a grandchild. The body is at the Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 23, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Mary E. Shaffer

Mary E. Shaffer, 72, of Hyndman, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at her residence. Born June 22, 1925, in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Tolva (Miller) Shaffer. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edgar J. Shaffer; three sons, Lawrence E., Stanley V, and Stuart M., all of Hyndman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Vernon, Ray and Arden Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and three sisters, Irene Dunbar of Edenton, N.C., and Philomene Bonner and Jean McCoy, both of Hyndman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Christner. Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Roger A. Johnson officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church in Hyndman.
The Bedford County Inquirer, July 11, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Miss Mary Grace

WELLERSBURG - Miss Mary Grace Shaffer, 86, of here, died Sunday in Berlin, Pa. A native of Wellersburg, she was born August 23, 1878, a daughter of the late John E. and Emma F. (Hoyman) Shaffer. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frances Rizer, Pittsburgh. The body is at the Forsaith Funeral Home, 126 Hazelwood Avenue, Hazelwood, Pa., where services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p. m. Interment will be in the Homewood Cemetery at Pittsburgh.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 22, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Mary Louise Shockey

Mary Louise Shaffer, 80, of Back Acre Road, New Paris, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Pennknoll Village. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Berlin, a daughter of the late Gertrude (Speicher) and William E. Shockey Sr. On June 30, 1938, she married John W. Shaffer Sr., who survives along with a son, John W. Jr., husband of the former Donna Heming, of New Paris; a daughter, Martha Lorraine, wife of John Anderson, of Schellsburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, William Shockey Jr. of Somerset; and two sisters, Margaret Beal of Somerset and Josephine Ross of Sykesville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, and a great grandson, Logan Keith Shaffer. Mrs. Shaffer was a retired dairy farmer and worked at the former Fairfoot Shoe Factory in Bedford. She was a member of New Paris United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Paris United Methodist Church with the Revs. Brett Frobert and Ralph Landis officiating. Burial at Schellsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions can be sent to the New Paris United Methodist Church, 3592 Cortland Rd., New Paris, Pa. 15554. The Bedford Gazette, May 19, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 27, 2010




SHAFFER, Mary "Mame" Suter

Mary "Mame" Shaffer, 90, formerly of Hyndman, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1992, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Manns Choice on Feb. 8, 1902, daughter of the late Hayes Harclerode and Anna Suter. She was preceded in death by her husband Emory, who died July 2, 1967. Surviving are two sons, Jack of Charleroi and John of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Grace Morris of Bishop, Calif., and Dorothy Long of Cleveland; and six grandchildren. Surviving also is a sister, Violet Smith of Cumberland, Md. She was a homemaker. Funeral services: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m., by the Rev. Leroy Logston. Burial at the convenience of the family in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, February 21, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010




SHAFFER, Mary E. Shaffer

Mary E. Shaffer, 72, of Hyndman, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at her residence. Born June 22, 1925, in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Tolva (Miller) Shaffer. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edgar J. Shaffer; three sons, Lawrence E., Stanley V, and Stuart M., all of Hyndman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Vernon, Ray and Arden Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and three sisters, Irene Dunbar of Edenton, N.C., and Philomene Bonner and Jean McCoy, both of Hyndman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Christner. Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Roger A. Johnson officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church in Hyndman.
The Bedford County Inquirer, July 11, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



 SHAFFER, Miss Mary Grace

WELLERSBURG - Miss Mary Grace Shaffer, 86, of here, died Sunday in Berlin, Pa. A native of Wellersburg, she was born August 23, 1878, a daughter of the late John E. and Emma F. (Hoyman) Shaffer. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frances Rizer, Pittsburgh. The body is at the Forsaith Funeral Home, 126 Hazelwood Avenue, Hazelwood, Pa., where services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p. m. Interment will be in the Homewood Cemetery at Pittsburgh.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 22, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Mary "Mame" Suter

Mary "Mame" Shaffer, 90, formerly of Hyndman, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1992, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Manns Choice on Feb. 8, 1902, daughter of the late Hayes Harclerode and Anna Suter. She was preceded in death by her husband Emory, who died July 2, 1967. Surviving are two sons, Jack of Charleroi and John of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Grace Morris of Bishop, Calif., and Dorothy Long of Cleveland; and six grandchildren. Surviving also is a sister, Violet Smith of Cumberland, Md. She was a homemaker. Funeral services: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m., by the Rev. Leroy Logston. Burial at the convenience of the family in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, February 21, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Melvin Edward

Melvin Edward Shaffer, 57, of 541 Furnace Hill Pike, Lititz, died Tuesday evening, November 16, 1971, in the Lancaster General Hospital, after an extended illness. Born in Hyndman in 1914, he was the son of the late Joseph P. Shaffer, who died February 17, 1955, and Mrs. Ethel (Hutzell) Shaffer of Neffsville. Surviving are three sisters and four brothers, Vera (wife of John) Mellott of Lititz RD 3, Verna (wife of William) Grogan of Beaumont, Texas, Leona (wife of Harold) McQueney of Neffsville, William of Ashland, N. J., Orville of Lititz RD 4, Russell of Neffsville, and Raymond of Quarryville RD 3. Three aunts, Mrs. Nina Watson, Mrs. Edith Dawson and Mrs. Elva Shaffer, all of Bedford, also survive. Mr. Shaffer was employed by the Bedford Shoe Company in Lititz. Funeral services: Saturday, November 20, at 11 a.m., from the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with the Rev. Willard White officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford Inquirer, November 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Michael

HYNDMAN, Pa., Feb. 13 — Michael Shaffer, 91, one of the oldest residents in this area, died this morning at his home here following a brief Illness. Known throughout the community as "Uncle Mike," he had been active until recent weeks, making a trip to a Grange meeting in Saxton last winter in a school bus. A retired farmer, he was born in Hyndman, June 17, 1855, son of the late Levi and Rachael (Baker) Shaffer. In November, 1874 he married Miss Ann C. Close from which union there were four children: Millard G. and Lloyd Shaffer, Mrs. V. W. Carpenter and Mrs. Unger Mellott, all of Hyndman. His wife died some years ago and in 1934 he married Miss Etta M. Wagner who is still living. Eight step-children also survive. He was a member of the Hyndman Evangelical Church, Hyndman Grange, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Evangelical Church by the Rev. C. E. Miller, pastor. Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery. The body will remain at the Ziegler Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 13, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Mrs. Mildred Lucille Whitehair

OAKLAND - Mrs. Mildred Lucille Shaffer, 50, wife of Elliott E. Shaffer, 321 Shenandoah Avenue, Mt. Lake Park, died yesterday in West Virginia University Medical Center where she was admitted October 27 after being severely burned at her home. Death was caused by a stroke.
A native of Garrett County, she was born on July 12, 1920 and was a daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Blosser) Whitehair. Besides her husband, she is, survived by a daughter, Donna Lee Shaffer, at home and a sister, Mrs. Lavona Frazee, Friendsville. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home where, friends will be held received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The body will be taken to the: church at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday where a service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Vaughn Taylor, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010




 SHAFFER, Millard Gilbert

Millard Gilbert Shaffer, 82, of Hyndman RD 1, died Jan. 24, 1974, in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Michael and Anne (Close) Shaffer. A retired farmer, he was a charter member of Hyndman Grange 1954. Surviving are his wife, the former Kate Reese; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Cook and Mrs. Lena Arnold, and a son, Wayne Shaffer, all of Hyndman RD 1; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy DeVore, Cumberland RD 1; and Mrs. Datha Burkett, Manns Choice RD 1. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. James Ryan officiating. Interment in Hyndman Cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, January 31, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Mollie Mae Crone

Mollie Mae Shaffer, 76, of Route 3, Bedford Road, Cumberland, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Friday, Aug. 16, 1991 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. She was born May 1, 1915 at Sleepy Creek, W.Va., a daughter of Samuel S. and Mary S. (Rockwell) Crone. She is survived by her husband, Albert W. Shaffer, to whom she was married for 54 years; a daughter, Irene M., wife of Harold E. Brant, Cumberland; a grandson Scott and a great-granddaughter Jessica. Also surviving are three brothers: Earl Crone Sr., Sleepy Creek; John Crone, Cumberland; and George Crone, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; and two sisters: Betty Lee Whalley, Cumberland, and Alice Friend, LaVale, Md. Mrs. Shaffer had been previously employed as a beautician and as a seamstress. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Cumberland, and a former member of Grace United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, the Rev. Louis E. Haus officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, August 23, 1991
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Mrs. Nellie Eilene Willison

Mrs. Nellie Eilene Shaffer, prominent Hyndman resident, died Tuesday, September 20, 1955, at her home. She was born April 30, 1902, at Layton, Pa., a daughter of Jesse and Masilda (Tharp) Willison. Mrs. Shaffer is survived by her husband, Ronald, and these children: Glenn of Hagerstown; Ray, of Mt. Savage; Mrs. Jeanne Lohr, of Buffalo Mills; Mrs. Mary Jane Elder, of Mercersburg; Donald, of Fort Worth, Tex.; S. Sgt James of Ft. Devens, Mass.; Mrs. Jo Ann Gaumer, of Hyndman; and Irene and Wendell, both at home. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Meredith Gaumer of Hyndman Rt. 1 and Mrs. Caroline Lease of Ellerslie Road; four brothers, Ivan, Carl, John and Robert Willison, all of Hyndman, and 13 grandchildren. She was a member of the Hyndman Methodist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company and was their treasurer at the time of her death. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Hyndman Community Center and president of the Annie Horner Bible Class of the Methodist Church. Funeral Services: Friday, 2 p.m., in the Hyndman Methodist Church, the Rev. William Richards, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends are being received at the residence.
The Bedford Gazette, September 21, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted July 27, 2011



SHAFFER, Nellie Mae Bruck

Nellie Mae Shaffer, 80, of Second Avenue, Hyndman, died Saturday, July 16, 1988, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. She was born January 22, 1908 in Londonderry Township, a daughter of the late Charles and Lucinda (Minnick) Bruck. She was preceded in death by her husband Claude B. Shaffer who died October 14, 1966, by one son, Robert Shaffer, and one brother, William Bruck. Surviving are seven sons: Earl B. Shaffer, of R.D. 1, Hyndman; Steve C., Claude H. (Jitter); John, Douglas (Butch), Paul R. (Dick), and Glenn E. (Pug) Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and five daughters: Mrs. Mona L. (Peggy) Atwood, Mrs. Wanda Bistline and Mrs. Joyce Pensyl, all of Hyndman; Mrs. Betty Ours, of Chicago, Illinois; and Mrs. Martha Johnston, of Dunn, North Carolina. Twenty-two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive along with two brothers, Henry Bruck, of Hyndman; and Clarence Bruck, of Painesville, Ohio; and four sisters: Mrs. Ida Kreigline and Mrs. Maude Temke, both of Hyndman; Mrs. Florence Diehl, of North Versailles, Pa.; and Mrs. Dorothy Diehl, of North Huntington, Pa. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Hyndman First United Methodist Church where she also belonged to the Annie Horner Bible Class and the Hyndman United Methodist Women, and was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Funeral services: Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. in the Hyndman United Methodist Church, with Rev. Joseph R. Stains officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be donated to the Hyndman First United Methodist Church.
The Bedford Gazette, July 18, 1988
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Nevin Craig

Nevin Craig Shaffer, 46, of Ranson, W. Va., died suddenly Monday in Charles Town, W. Va. Born in Wellersburg, Pa., November 10, 1915, he was a son of Margaret (Dunn) Shaffer and the late Nevin Emory Shaffer. He was a distributor for the Queen City Brewery and a member of the Moose, Eagles, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Lutheran Church. Besides his mother, he is also survived by his widow, Pearl R. Shaffer; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Grim, Ellerslie, and Dawn Shaffer, at home; two sons, Charles Shaffer, Cumberland, and Nevin E. Shaffer, at home; two step children, Earlene and Sandra Rutherford, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Newhouse, Cumberland; two brothers, Paul Shaffer, Wellersburg, and Glenn Shaffer, Reading, Pa., and seven grandchildren. The body will be at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, until Thursday when it will be taken to St. Thomas Lutheran Church for a service at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Richard E. Neal will officiate and interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 11, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Nevin Emory

Wellersburg, Pa., June 4 - Services for Nevin Emory Shaffer, 68, who was found dead in bed Saturday night by a neighbor, will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Lutheran Reformed church, Wellersburg, by the Rev. G. R. Winters. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Shaffer lived alone and was last seen Friday night. C. S. Beck, Rockwood, Pa., deputy coroner of Somerset county, who investigated, said Mr. Shaffer died as a result of a heart attack. He had apparently been in good health. A native and life-long resident of Wellersburg, he was a son of the late Elias and Elnora (Knepper) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a member of Lutheran Reformed church. Besides his widow, Mrs. Margaret Ann (Dunn) Shaffer, Somerset, Pa., he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Neubiser, Wellersburg; four sons, Glen, with the Army in Germany; John with the Army in France; Paul, Wellersburg; and Nevin, Charles Town, W. Va.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



SHAFFER, Noble F.

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Noble F. Shaffer, 71, Hyndman, died Monday in Bedford Memorial Hospital, Bedford. A retired B & O worker, he formerly operated the pumping station at Hyndman. He was a native of Hyndman and a son of the late Charles and Evaline Welch Shaffer. Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Smith, and the following children: Mrs. Florabelle Tishnery, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Esther Wilhelm, Cumberland; and Mrs. Katherine Snyder, Mrs. Minnie Mae Focks, Augustus Shaffer, Miss Nora Elizabeth Shaffer, and Miss Phyllis Louise Shaffer, all of Cleveland. Three brothers, Charles, Cumberland; Oscar, Corriganville, and Ralph, Hyndman; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Miller, Hyndman, and Mrs. Hulda Leydig, Fairhope, Pa., also survive. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home here. Rev. Charles Evans will officiate and burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 12, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Orville G.

Orville G. Shaffer, 86, of Seimon Lakeview Manor, formerly of Somerset Towers, died April 17, 1989 at Somerset Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1903 in Hyndman, son of the late Harvey F. and Mary (Bowser) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Pearl Foust; and brothers: Hubert, Walter and Raymond. Survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Member of the Somerset Chapter of AARP. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, where service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Glenn E. Sadler officiating. Interment, St. John's Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, April 18, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Paul DeSales

Paul DeSales Shaffer, 32 years old, coal weigher, died early yesterday morning at his home in Wellersburg, Pa., after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Shaffer; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Percy Shaffer; a brother, Charles Victor Shaffer, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry I. Cassen of Wellersburg, and Mrs. Frederick Jennewine, of Morgantown, W. Va. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from his late home, Rev. Emery Stockslager, pastor of St. Stephen's Lutheran church, officiating, Burial will be in the German Lutheran Cemetery at Wellersburg. Mr. Shaffer was a member of Mt. Savage lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 8, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Paul H.

Paul H. Shaffer, 61, of Wellersburg, died yesterday at his home of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Someret County Corner Robert Halverson investigated the incident. Born January 19, 1910, he was son of the late Nevin and Margaret (Dunn) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was an employe of the Cumberland Cement and Supply Company. Surviving are his widow, Beulah (Kennell) Shaffer, and brother, Glenn Shaffer, Reading. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman where friends will be received.
Cumberland News, February 17, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Paul Henry
 
Paul Henry Shaffer, 65, of Locust Grove, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Henry and Annie (Werner) Shaffer. He was a retired self-employed painter and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cumberland Aerie 245 FOE, and Painters, Decorators Paper Hangers Local No. 947. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Angela (Jenkins) Shaffer, three sons, John F. Shaffer and Paul E. Shaffer, both of Cumberland, and Richard J. Shaffer, with the U.S. Navy at Norfolk; three daughters, Mrs. Robert F. Daugherty, Mrs. Patrick J. Pendergast and Mrs. Raymond F. Lancaster, all of Cumberland; a sister, Mrs. Marie Ansel, Cumberland and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church and interment will be in Restlawn Gardens.
The Cumberland News, Monday, March 16, 1964
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted January 26, 2013



 
SHAFFER, Ralph Emory

HYNDMAN — Ralph Emory Shaffer, 83, of RD 1, Hyndman died yesterday at the Smith Rest Home, Manns Choice. Born in Bedford Valley, he was a son of the late Charles and Evaline (Welch) Shaffer and was the husband of the late Harriett E. (Smith) Shaffer. Surviving are two sons, Charles and Raymond Shaffer, both of Hyndman; two daughters, Miss Hariett Shaffer and Mrs. Evelyn Taylor, both of Cresaptown; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Leroy Logsdon. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 15, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, Raymond E.

Pvt. Raymond E. Shaffer, 22, who was killed in North Italy during World War II, will arrive here today and be taken to the home of his parents, Noble and Jane (Smith) Shaffer. Pvt. Shaffer entered the service in 1942 and received training in Oklahoma, Indiana and Texas. He served with an anti-tank company in the 349th Infantry. Besides his parents, Pvt. Shaffer is survived by a brother, Gussie Shaffer, at home, and six sisters, Mrs. Flora Belle Nickpeachberry (sic) and Mrs. Katie Snyder, both of Cleveland; Mrs. Esther Wilhelm, Hyndman, and Miss Bella Shaffer and Miss Minnie Shaffer, both at home. A service will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the home with Rev. Charles Evans officiating. Military honors at the grave in Hyndman Cemetery will be in charge of Oscar Jordan Post 7375, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 15, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


 


SHAFFER, Raymond G.

Raymond G. Shaffer, 71, of Hyndman RD 1, died Wednesday, May 3, 1989, in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born March 16, 1918, in Athens, N.Y., a son of the late Ralph E. and Harriet E. (Smith) Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iola E. (Close) Shaffer, who died Dec. 17, 1956. He is survived by two sons, Woodrow M. Shaffer of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Kenneth. E. Shaffer of Meyersdale; a step-son, Richard L. Close of Hyndman; and three daughters, Mrs. Joyce A. Haller of Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Darlene N. Lowery and Miss Elaine L. Shaffer, both of Hyndman RD 1; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Charles J. Shaffer of Hyndman RD 1, and two sisters, Miss Harriet C. Shaffer and Mrs. Evelyn M. Taylor, both of Cresaptown, Md. Mr. Shaffer was a retired B&O Railroad employee who had worked in the blacksmith shop in the Cumberland roundhouse. He attended Fairhope Community Church. Funeral services: Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. in the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Daniel Leister and Rev. Gary Caber officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, May 4, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Raymond Leroy

Raymond Leroy Shaffer, 75, of Hyndman, died at his residence, Sunday, August 17, 1975. He was born in Hyndman, June 24, 1900, a son of Harvey F. Shaffer and Mary A. (Bowser) Shaffer. He was married to Ida Laverne (Kinzey) Shaffer who died Saturday, August 16, 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Curry, of Potomac Park, Cumberland, Maryland; and Mrs. Marilyn Carros, of Forest Park, Wilmington, Delaware; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three brothers, Walter J. Shaffer, of Cumberland; Orville G. Shaffer, of Somerset; and Hubert F. Shaffer, of Warren, Ohio; also survive. Mr. Shaffer was a member of the Cooks Mills United Methodist Church and of the Hyndman Grange. Double funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 19, at 2 p.m. at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. John S. Park, officiating. Burial in the Schellsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
The Bedford Gazette, August 18, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



 
SHAFFER, Richard Earl

Richard Earl "Dick" Shaffer, 79, of Winchester Road, Cumberland, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home, Bedford. Born on July 25, 1923, in Knox, he was a son of the late Roy and Ruth G. (Wassum) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Vietta M. (Taylor) Shaffer, in 1975, after 31 years of marriage; brothers: Paul Shaffer and Roy Shaffer; and sisters Phyllis McWilliams and Ethel Shaffer. Surviving are Barbara (Malsberry) Ahlburn Shaffer, whom he married April 17, 1976; children: Julie Freeland and husband Bob, N. Canton, Ohio, and Richard "Rick" Shaffer and wife Lura (Lotz), Bedford; stepchildren: Barbara Cadwallader and husband Bob, Surfside, SC; Christine Ahlburn, Salisbury, Md.; and Lane Ahlburn and wife Kathy (Shroyer), Ellerslie, Md. He is also survived by brother Robert "Bob" Shaffer and wife Nellie (Gaumer), Ellerslie, Md.; sister Dorothy Devore Blank and husband Edgar, Hyndman; grandchildren: Amy (Freeland) Kennaugh and husband Eric; Lori (Freeland) Vickers and husband Tim; Leigh Shaffer; Aaron Ahlburn; Andrea Ahlburn; and Toni Huffman; great-grandchildren: Alexia Taylor Price and Mikayla and Jocelyn Kennaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Shaffer was an insurance salesman whose office was in Hyndman for many years. He was an agent for Prudential Insurance Company for 25 years before becoming an independent sales representative. He devoted ten years of service to the Pennsylvania Senate where he worked for former Commonwealth Senator Stroup. He was a longtime member of the Bedford and later Hyndman School Boards, and he considered it his privilege to have presented high school diplomas to his daughter in 1964 and his son in 1967. He had served on the Hyndman Borough Water Authority and spent innumerable hours on the early 1970s sewer project there. During this period, he faithfully performed his responsibilities by accepting phone calls at odd hours of the night from citizens concerned about the impact of the project on the community. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Hyndman. He was a member and past Master of the Hyndman F&AM Lodge #589. He was also a past Deputy District Grand Master. Funeral services will be conducted at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steven L. Craft officiating. The Rev. Leroy Logsdon and Robert Shaffer will assist. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be presented at the funeral home by Hyndman Lodge #589 on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The family request that donations in memory of Mr. Shaffer be made to the Hyndman F&AM Lodge, % Randy Hillegass, 3787 Allegheny Road, Manns Choice, Pa. 15550.
The Bedford Gazette, May 28, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Robert G.

Robert G. Shaffer, 46, of Hyndman, died Wednesday, September 28, 1983, at West Penn Burn Center, Pittsburgh. He was born in Hyndman, July 3, 1937, a son of the late Howard R. and Sue A. (Mearkel) Shaffer. Surviving are two sons, Robert G. Shaffer Jr., Todd A. Shaffer, Tammy J. Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and three grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Howard R. Shaffer Jr., of Hyndman; and five sisters, Virginia Snyder and Charlotte Lehr, both of Hyndman; Mrs. Willard Auvil, of Cumberland, Md.; Maxine Keel, of Buffalo Mills; and Jean Whitaker, of Ridgeley, West Va. Mr. Shaffer was an electrician for Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, member of VFW Oscar Jordan Post S7375, and Kennells Mills Sportsmen's Club. Funeral services: Saturday, October 1, at 2 p.m. at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. David W. Long officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, September 30, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Robert H.

Sgt. Robert H. Shaffer, 26, Maryland Avenue, was killed March 6, in Belgium. Sgt. Shaffer was the husband of Mrs. Ann Moore Shaffer, 802 Maryland Avenue, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Shaffer, 420 East Oldtown Road. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Sgt. Shaffer graduated from Penn Avenue High School in 1936, and prior to going in the armed forces in April, 1944, was employed by the Hoffman Ice Cream Company as a salesman. Sgt. Shaffer sailed for overseas duty last October. He was the father of two children, Richard Scott and Jo Ann Shaffer. Other survivors include two brothers, George Shaffer, this city, and Charles Shaffer, Pittsburgh; and one sister, Miss Esther Shaffer, also of Pittsburgh.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 21, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



SHAFFER, Ronald D.

Ronald D. Shaffer, 37, Hyndman RD 1, died in Cumberland Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning, March 23, 1969 where he had been a patient for one month. He was born June 13, 1931, in Hyndman a son of William and the late Pearl (Holler) Shaffer. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife Donna Lou (Stahlman) Shaffer and three children, Ronald D. Shaffer, Jr., Katherine Lynn Shaffer, and Julie Michelle Shaffer, all at home. Two brothers William H. Shaffer, Huntingdon, and Guy B. Shaffer, Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Harbert and Mrs. Martha Emerick, both of Hyndman, also survive. He was an employee of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Cumberland, a member of the United Methodist Church, Ellerslie, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Oscar Jordan Post VFW of Hyndman. Funeral services: Wednesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. in Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Howard Smith, his pastor, officiating. Burial in Cook's Mills Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. VFW will hold memorial services Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, March 24, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



SHAFFER, Roy

Roy Shaffer, 91, of Hyndman, died December 4, 1983 in Penn Knoll Village, Bedford. Born in Hyndman on March 4, 1892, he was a son of the late William Espy Shaffer and Ida Belle (Rush) Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth G. (Wassum) Shaffer on Aug. 10, 1944. A lifelong resident of Hyndman, he was a retired carpenter with the B & O Railroad and member of Grace United Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Roy Carl Shaffer, Pittsburgh; Richard Earl Shaffer and Robert G. Shaffer, both of Hyndman RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Devore, Hyndman; and Mrs. Phyllis Jane McWilliams, Jay, OK; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends were received in the Harvey A. Zeigler Funeral Home where services were conducted with the Rev. Loyal Kelso officiatng. Interment was in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Republic, December 8, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee Shaffer, 63, Oakland, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at the MacMurray Group Home, Oakland. Born Aug. 16, 1946, in Freeport, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Ray and Geraldine (Hardesty) Shaffer. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Ferguson and Mereda Johnson; and one infant brother. She was employed by the Appalachian Crossroads, where she worked in the kitchen and the mail room. Sandra is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 3 p.m., with Pastor Walter Rupp officiating.
Interment will be in Stemple Ridge Cemetery, Aurora, W.Va. Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Aug 20, 2009
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010



SHAFFER, Simon P.

Boswell, Pa., Dec. 26 - Funeral services for Simon P. Shaffer, 83, well-known retired mail carrier who died Tuesday morning at his home in Boswell, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Jenners Crossroads United Brethren Church. Rev. Mr. Bennett of Berlin will be in charge of the services. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Shaffer was born in Friedens March 4, 1852, a son of Aaron and Margaret (Bender) Shaffer, both deceased. Mr. Shaffer and Elizabeth Fryburg were united in marriage 48 years ago in Cumberland, Md. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are the following children: Beulah, wife of H. E. Stanton of Franklin; Mariel, wife of Cletus Thomas, and Gladys, wife of Howard O'Baker of Boswell, and Ruth Vincent of Jerome. He was a brother of Samuel Shaffer of Springfield, O. and Mrs. Ellen Tininger of Kantner.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



SHAFFER, Stella Moore

Stella (Moore) Shaffer, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Hyndman, died Aug. 6, 1981 in the Wilmington, Del. hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Hyndman, and was the daughter of Paul Moore Sr., Hyndman RD 1; and the late Pearl (Johnson) Moore. Surviving besides her father are her husband, Harold Shaffer; a daughter, Mrs. Barry Miller, Lewes, Del.; a son, Glen Shaffer, Lewes, Del.; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Burley, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Helen Emerick, Lewes, Del.; and Mrs. Evelyn Robertson, Frederick, Md.; and five brothers, Elmer Moore, Seaford, Del.; Lloyd Moore, Millsboro, Del.; Paul Moore Jr., Hyndman; Earl Moore, Hyndman RD 1; and Orville Moore, Cumberland RD 5, Md. A service and interment was conducted in Lewes, Del.
The Republic, August 13, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



SHAFFER, Mrs. Stella Pearl Bradigan

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Stella Pearl Shaffer, 84, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she was admitted 11 days ago. Born in Hyndman, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sara (Evans) Bradigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton W. Shaffer. Surviving are three sons, Walter H. Shaffer, Cumberland, James David Shaffer and Homer C. Shaffer, both of Hyndman; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Ringer, Hyndman; a brother, Walter Bradigan, Corriganville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 7, 2010


SHAFFER, Susie Hendrickson

Susie Shaffer died at her home at Hyndman on Monday, February 7, 1944. She was born in Cumberland Valley on January 14, 1866, the daughter of Samuel Hendrickson. She was married to Enoch Shaffer, deceased. She is survived by one son, Earl Shaffer, of Hyndman, and three daughters: Mrs. Guy Kennell and Alverda Shaffer of Hyndman, and Mrs. Harry Delbrook of Mt. Savage, Md.; also one sister, Mrs. Allie France of Cumberland. She was a member of the Hyndman Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at her late residence by Rev. Owens, with interment in the Porter Cemetery. 
Friday, February 11, 1944,The Bedford Gazette, Bedford, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)



SHAFFER, Mrs. Susan Mary Miller

Mrs. Susan Mary Shaffer, 84, Corriganville, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Somerset County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Tobias and Lydia Miller, and the widow of Thomas 0. Shaffer. She was a member of Hyndman EUB Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Deremer, Hyattsville; a brother, Robert Miller, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Hartline, Rockwood, Pa.; and Mrs. Sadie Witt, Somerset; two grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zieglas Funeral Home. Services Sunday; burial Hyndman cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 16, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2009


SHAFFER, Terry L.

Terry L. Shaffer, 37, of Acosta, died May 30, 1987, in Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. Born April 11, 1950, in Somerset, the son of Merle K. and Ann (Omerzo) Shaffer. Survived by his parents; one sister, Shirley, wife of William Cober, Somerset RD 5; and one brother, Merle K. Jr., married to former Patsy DelSignore, Acosta; three nieces and two nephews. Was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Acosta. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, in Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 a.m. in St. John's Church, Acosta, the Rev. Benjamin Dykas officiating. Interment, Husband Cemetery. Rosary will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Somerset Daily American, June 1, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Mrs. Theodora S. Clark

Mrs. Theodora S. Shaffer, 61, wife of Elzie A. Shaffer, 515 Fayette Street, died yesterday afternoon in Allegany Hospital after an illness of seven weeks. She had undergone two operations. Mrs. Shaffer was a daughter of the late Edward A. and Emma (Rossworm) Clark. She belonged to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers and the LaSalle Mothers Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luther M. Huff, Grantsville, and Dorothy Shaffer, at home; five sons, Edward H. and Paul Raymond Shaffer, this city, and Francis A. and Thomas P. Shaffer, at home; three brothers, George E. Clark, Frostburg: Edward B. Clark, this city, and M. Raymond Clark, Detroit, and two sisters, Miss Mazie A. Clark and Mrs. Joseph Reissig, this city. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where the Christian Mothers will recite the rosary tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 5, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


SHAFFER, Thomas Oscar

Thomas Oscar (T. O.) Shaffer, 82, Cumberland, RD 1, died Thurs., Nov. 8, 1962, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Hyndman September 15, 1880, he was a son of Charles and Evaline (Welch) Shaffer. A retired B & O Railroad Engineer, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, Cumberland LOOM and Hyndman EUB Church. Surviving are his wife, Susan (Miller) Shaffer; two step-children, Clyde Miller, Cumberland, RD 1, and Mrs. Florence Deremer, Hyattsville; two brothers, Charles Shaffer, Cumberland, and Ralph Shaffer, Hyndman; a sister, Mrs. Hulda Leydig, Hyndman, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Raley will officiate and interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday.
The Bedford Gazette, November 10, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, Mrs. Vietta M. Taylor

Mrs. Vietta M. Shaffer, 56, of Hyndman, died in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, early Sunday, June 15, 1975. She was born September 11, 1918, at Myersdale, a daughter of the late Frank H. Taylor and Margaret (Shultz) Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Shaffer, a son, Richad T. Shaffer, of Hyndman; a daughter, Julie, wife of Robert Freeland, of Klosterman Avenue, LaVale; and one granddaughter. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Hyndman United Methodist Church, and Bedford Springs Chapter No. 41, Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services: Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Leroy Logsdon, officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
The Bedford Gazette, June 16, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010


SHAFFER, W. S.

CUMBERLAND -  W. S. Shaffer died on Saturday night, aged 32 years. His death was directly caused by a paralytic stroke sustained two weeks ago. He is survived by his widow, his father, W. E. Shaffer, Hyndman, Pa; two brothers, Roy and Emory Shaffer, Hyndman and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Logsdon, Hyndman; Mrs. Kirk Kerns, Uniontown, Pa. and Mrs. Chas Deal, Ellerslie, Md.
Keyser Tribune, November 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 7, 2010


SHAFFER, W. Scott
HYNDMAN, Pa. - W.
Scott Shaffer, 87, died Saturday at Penn Wood Guest Home, Bedford. A
native of Hyndman, he was a son of the late Samuel and Emma (Mullin)
Shaffer. His wife, Clara (Miller) Shaffer, died in 1941. Mr. Shaffer
was an engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad before retiring. He
was a member of the Hyndman EUB Church, the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Engineers and also served as director of the Hyndman
Cemetery Association. Surviving are three sons, Edward Shaffer, Leroy
Shaffer and Albert Shaffer, all of Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Cleo
Kennedy, Hyndman, and Mrs. Dwight Diehl, of RD l, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; a
sister, Mrs. Daisy Arnold, Hyndman; 15 grandchildren and 34
great-grandchildren. Services were conducted this afternoon and burial
was in the Hyndman Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Shroyer, Walter
Logsdon, Roy Manges, James Thomas, Clifton Beals and Fuller Hartley.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 5, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


 SHAFFER, Walter A.

Walter A. Shaffer, 76, Meyersdale RD 4, died Nov. 29, 1984, in Cumberland, Md. Born Dec. 27, 1907, in Monterey, Va., son of late Nathan and Nora (Slayton) Shaffer. Survived by wife, former Hulda Jane Wilt; six sons; four daughters; one brother; one sister; 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Bobby Phillips and Rev. William Davis officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery.
Daily American, November 30, 1984, Somerset, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, Walter A.

Walter Albert Shaffer, 83, Eglon, W.Va., died March 4, 1990, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born March 3, 1907 at Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., he was a son of the late Duncan and Ola Calcamp Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was never married. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruth V. Parks, Eglon. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. Shaffer was a retired woodsman and a veteran of World War II.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rogers Fike officiating. Interment followed in the Texas Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, W. V a., was in charge of arrangements.
Unidentified Newspaper, about March 4, 1990
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010
 




SHAFFER, Walter C.

Walter C. Shaffer, 69, Bedford RD 4, died at home Wednesday, February 7, 1968. He was born in Friend's Cove, November 8, 1897, a son of William F. and Annie (Diehl) Shaffer. He is survived by his wife, Mae (Shoemaker) Shaffer, two children, John W. Shaffer of Meadowbrook Terrace and Annabelle, wife of John Wakefield, of Friends Cove. Also surviving is one sister, Fern, wife of C. Roy Diehl of Friends Cove, and five grandchildren. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Friends Cove, Charlesville Grange, Bedford Masonic Blue Lodge and Harrisburg Consistory. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the United Church of Christ with the Rev. Anna Daugherty officiating. Burial in church cemetery. The body will be removed to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday for viewing until time of services. Friends will be received at the Louis Geisel Funeral Chapel 7 to 9 Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The Bedford Gazette, February 8, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 



SHAFFER, Walter D. 

Walter D. Shaffer, 66, of Aurora, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood. He was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Brookside, son of the late Harold and Annie E. O'Haver Shaffer. He was a member of Brookside Church of the Brethren. In 1987, he retired as a surface mine inspector with the West Virginia Department of Energy. He was a past chief, hon¬orary and charter member of Auro¬ra Volunteer Fire Department He was a member of Proctor Kildow Post No. 71, American Legion, Oakland for 38 years; Play N Country; Rowles¬burg Lodge No. 165; A.F. & A.M.; and Copestone Chapter No. 165, RAM. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn "Kate" Arbogast Shaffer; a daughter and spouse, Kathy A. Edwards-Wise and Charles "Rick" Wise, of Aurora; a son and spouse, John H. and Debra K. Shaffer, of Mimbres, N.M.; three sisters, Ellen C. Easter, Barbara A. Fike and Mickie E. Elliott, all of Aurora; three broth¬ers, Robert F. Shaffer, of Horse Shoe Run, Lonnie H. Shaffer and Bennie G. Shaffer, both of Aurora; and a grand¬son, Andrew D. Shaffer, of Aurora. Friends may call at Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Md., from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and at Brookside Church of the Brethren from 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, until the 11 a.m. service with the Revs. Bradley Shaffer and Donald Knotts officiating. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Monday, Jan. 22, 2001
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010


SHAFFER, Walter H.

Walter H. Shaffer Sr., 75, of Cumberland, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Sunday, September 28, 1980 in Memorial Hospital in Cumberland. For the past year he had been residing at the Allegany Nursing Home in Cumberland. He was born May 19, 1905 in Hyndman, a son of Milton and Stella (Bradigan) Shaffer. Surviving is his wife, Helen (Grose) Shaffer, of Cumberland; a son, Walter H. Shaffer Jr., of Cumberland; and two daughters, Mrs. Gloria Kuhn, of Frostburg, Md.; and Mrs. Marva Hoover, of South Williamsport. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Shaffer was a retired stock manager for G.C. Murphy Co. and was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ in Cumberland. Funeral services: Tuesday, September 30 at 1 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. Warren Beeman officiating. Burial in Lybarger Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, October 3, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



SHAFFER, Walter J.

Walter J. Shaffer, 80, of 1510-G Oldtowne Manor Apartments, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1905 in Somerset, Pa., he was a son of the late Harvey Shaffer and Adeline (Bowser) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a retired employee in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad signal department. He was a member of Central Assembly of God Church and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. His first wife, the former Edith V. Day, preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alta (Harvey) Ketzner Shaffer; three sons, Ronald Shaffer, College Park; James H. Shaffer and Vernon Shaffer, both of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Mullin, Short Gap, W. Va.; two brothers, Orville Shaffer, Somerset; Hubert Shaffer, of Ohio; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. Gary Butler. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Somerset.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 28, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012



SHAFFER, Wilbert J.

HYNDMAN — Wilbert J. Shaffer, 61, of RD 1, Hyndman, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born near Hyndman, January 9, 1902, he was a son of the late Cecil Walter and Lydia (Mason) Shaffer. He was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe and was a member of the Hyndman Methodist Church and the Hyndman Grange. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Helen (Deremer) Shaffer; three sons, George Shaffer, RD 1 Hyndman; Wilmer Shaffer, Baltimore, and Chief Jay Shaffer, U. S. Navy, Port Deposit, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Monnett, Baltimore, and Mrs. Jo Ann Dibert, RD 2, Bedford; eight sisters, Mrs. Edith Miller, Cumberland; Mrs. Nina Burkett, Tyrone, Pa.; Mrs. Mabel Wilhelm, Williamstown, W. Va.; Mrs. Harriett O'Neil, LaVale; Mrs. Margaret Amtower, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. Esther Moore, Hyndman; Mrs. Marion Morris, Hyattsville, Md., and Mrs. Ann Dixon, Germany; and 12 grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today, and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Charles Raley officiating. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 7, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Willard A.
 
SHAFFER, WILLARD A. - Age 35 years, of Cleveland, Ohio, died suddenly Tuesday, November 10, 1964. Born April 5, 1929, at Hazelton, W. Va., he was the son of Goldie and the late Floyd Shaffer of Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors are his mother, Goldie and step father, James DeBerry; three children, Arnold, Sandra and Diana all of Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Early of Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; one brother, Robert of Cleveland, Ohio; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Friend of Hazelton, W. Va. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Friends are being received in the Harned Memorial Funeral Home, Brandonville, W. Va., until 12 noon Friday and from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Shady Grove Church of the Brethren the hour of service with Rev. Bobby Philips officiating. Interment in the Shady Grove Union Cemetery, Brandonville, W. Va.
Source: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; November 12, 1964; page 33.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 17, 2013

SHAFFER, William E.

Wilbur E. "Poss" Shaffer, 54, of Meyersdale RD 4, died July 6, 1994, at Conemaugh hospital, Johnstown. Born June 29, 1940, in Meyersdale. A son of Hulda Jane (Wilt) Shaffer, Meyersdale RD 4, and the late Walter Arthur Shaffer. Also survived by his wife, the former Frances J. LaRue, and these children: Tammy Beeman, Somerset; Jodie and Courtney Shaffer, both at home. A brother of James R., Dewey A., George W., Hulda M. Sturtz, Clara M. Lottig, and Carlen S. Miller, all of Meyersdale RD 4; Charles E., Shaft, Md.; Orval L., Meyersdale RD 3, and Connie J. Van Gilder, Berlin RD 1. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Employed by Croner, Inc. as a mechanic. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor William Davis officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
Somerset Daily American, July 7, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, William DeWarren

HYNDMAN - William DeWarren Shaffer, 75, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Hyndman, he was a son of the late William Harry and Martha Jane (Shaffer) Shaffer. His wife, Pearl M. (Holler) Shaffer, preceded him in death. A retired crane operator for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers and of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Surviving are two sons, William H. Shaffer, Huntingdon, and Guy B. Shaffer, here; two daughters, Mrs. Helen I. Harbert, Mrs. Martha S. Emerick, here; three brothers, J. Roland, David E. and Christie O. Shafer, here; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Rizer, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Thomas, here; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted here tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Willard M. White officiating. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 15, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, William F.

William F. Shaffer, 71, of Rainsburg, died yesterday at his home after an illness of seven weeks. Born at Friends Cove June 2, 1872, he was the son of Harvey and Elizabeth Ann Rawlings. He married Anna Diehl Dec. 23, 1896. Surviving are his wife; a son, Walter, and a daughter Fern, wife of C. Roy Diehl, all of Bedford Rt. 4. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. May Beegle of Westminister, Md.; a halfbrother, John of Cambridge, Ohio, and a half-sister, Mrs. S. A. Koontz of Bedford Rt. 4. Mr. Shaffer was a member of the Yeager Memorial Lutheran Church, Rainsburg. Funeral services: Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cove Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Rev. M. J. Ross will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Berl E. Wynn. Interment: church cemetery. Friends may call at the late home. The body will be removed from the Louis Geise Funeral Home, Bedford, at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
The Daily Bedford Gazette, April 2, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, William Henry

HYNDMAN, Pa. - William Harry Shaffer, 81, died yesterday at his home here after a brief illness. A retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad engineer, he was a son of the late Charles and Evelyn (Welsh) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was married to the former Miss Martha Shaffer, March 18, 1891. His wife preceded him in death in December, 1946. He was a member of Hyndman Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Survivors include eight children, Charles Elwood Shaffer, William DeWarren Shaffer, James Roland Shaffer, David Ellsworth Shaffer, Christie Otto Shaffer, and Claude Burton Shaffer, Mrs. Mary Rizer and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, all of Hyndman. Also surviving are four brothers, T. O. Shaffer, Corriganville; Charles Shaffer, Cumberland; Ralph and Noble Shaffer, Hyndman; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Miller and Mrs. Hulda Leydig, both of Hyndman, and Mrs. Catherine Barley, Rockwood, Pa. Thirty-nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the residence with Rev. Roscoe Hall, pastor of Hyndman Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 5, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010



SHAFFER, William Hosea

William Hosea Shaffer, a life-long resident of Hyndman, died at his home in that place on Tuesday, September 13, of a complication of diseases, in his 44th year. He leaves a widow and four children: Platte, Bernard, Ambrose and Allen. Also his mother and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Alice Close, Mrs. Martha Shaffer, Mrs. Elizabeth Dersch, and D. Elwood, of Hyndman; David L., of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Anna McClintock and Mrs. Ida Hite, of Baltimore. The funeral took place at 2:30 o'clock last Thursday afternoon in the Reformed Church, Rev. D. N. Dittmar conducting the services.
The Bedford Gazette, September 22, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010




SHAFFER, William R.

William R. Shaffer, 41, Berlin RD 4, died Aug. 5, 1995, in Brothersvalley Township. Born April 25, 1954, in Meyersdale, son of Jean (Lepley) Shaffer of Berlin RD 4 and the late Galen Shaffer. Also preceded in death by father-in-law, Gordon E. Schardt. Survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Barbara Schardt, and these children: Adam, April and Aaron. Brother of David E., married to the former Boksoon Ko, Seoul, Korea; Richard A., married to the former Linda Wyant, Bentleyville; Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Engle, Meyersdale RD 4, and John A., married to the former Patricia Romesberg, Meyersdale. Also survived by mother-in-law, Esther A. Schardt, and grandmother-in-law, Mary Jane Reese, both of Meyersdale. Brothersvalley Township farm owner and member of PFA. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Deaner Funeral home, Berlin, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Randy L. Haulk. Interment, St. Paul's Ridge Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, August 7, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 



 
SHAFFER, William S.

W. S. Shaffer, aged 32 years, died last Saturday night at his home in Cumberland. His death was directly due to a stroke of paralysis three weeks ago, following an illness of about two years. He is survived by his wife, father, W. E. Shaffer of Hyndman, two brothers and three sisters: Roy and Emory Shaffer and Mrs. Nellie Logsdon, of Hyndman; Mrs. Kirk Kerns of Uniontown, and Mrs. Charles Beal of Ellerslie. The funeral services were conducted at the late residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Skyles. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland.
The Bedford Gazette, November 8, 1912
[given name, William]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 



SHAFFER, William Wilson

William Wilson Shaffer, 57, of Lima, Ohio, and formerly of Aurora, died Saturday, September 21, 1991, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 25, 1934 in Aurora, a son of the late Omar and Mary Bennett Shaffer. He was a 20-year employee of the Lima Flack Company and a member of the Whispering Willow Campgrounds of Lima.
He is survived by his wife, Erma Ringer Shaffer; Indian Lake, Ohio; three sons, Chris Shaffer, Indian Lake, Rod Shaffer, Pontiac, Mich., and Jim Shaffer, at home; one daughter, Becky Booher, Lima; three brothers, Everett Shaffer, Youngstown, Ohio, Eugene Shaffer, Aurora, and Carl Shaffer, Virginia; five sisters, Evelyn Hatley, Gormania, Iris Myers, Aurora, Betty Atkinson, Silver Springs, Md., Carolyn Wiles, Aurora, and Debbie Strawser, Eglon; and two grandchildren.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Saturday, September 21, 1991
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010

 



SHAFFER, Wilmer Cecil

Wilmer Cecil Shaffer, 43, Middleriver, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died at the Baltimore City Hospital, Saturday, January 6, 1968. He was born August 19, 1924 at Hyndman a son of Helen (Deremer) Shaffer who lives at Hyndman and the late Wilbert Shaffer. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, the former Louise Twigg, and two children both at home, Carol and William; two brothers, George M. Shaffer of Hyndman and Edward Jay Shaffer of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Monnette of Baltimore and Mrs. Joann Dibert of Bedford RD 2. He was employed by the Fisher Body Works of General Motors at Baltimore and was a veteran of the Navy in World War II. Funeral services: Wednesday, January 10 at 2 p.m. from the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. J. Howard Smith officiating. Burial in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Bedford Inquirer, January 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


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