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SHAFER, Joseph A

Joseph A Shafer, 76, retired Baltimore & Ohio Railroad pipefitter, a native of Oakland, died of a heart attack at his home, 318 Williams St, yesterday afternoon.  Mr Shafer, in failing health for several years, became ill suddenly earlier in the day. The son of the late Mr and Mrs Joseph Shafer, he retired about eight years ago from work at the B & O Bolt and Forge Plant here.  He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic church and the Holy Name society.  Surviving besides his widow, Mrs Ella (Collins) Shafer, are a brother, Charles Shafer and a sister, Mrs Katherine White, both of Cumberland.  The body will remain at the Stein Funeral Home.  
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, August 10, 1944 - pg 13, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 31, 2014

 

 

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, A. P.

Shaffer Rites Will be Conducted Here
A. P. Shaffer, aged 48, former local resident, died Monday, September 4, 1944, in City Hospital, Washington, D. C., after a lingering illness. Suriviving are his widow, Maude Haney Shaffer; a son Danny; one daughter, Jean, two brothers and ones sister: Bryson and Charles Shaffer, Uniontown, and Helen of Harrisburg. The body will arrive here this evening. Friends will be received at the home of Bryson Shaffer, O’Connell avenue. Plans for the funeral are incomplete.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, September 5, 1944, page 1.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 27, 2014

 

 

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/SCHAFFER, August L.

Funeral of Mr. Shaffer
The funeral of August L. Shaffer took place yesterday from the residence of George Shaffer, Independence Ave, and was very hugely attended.  D L Hartung and W. J Fulton. of McKee's Rocks and F J Fogarty and  A C Fockler of Pittsburgh, were present and noted as pall bearers. The Pioneer Hose Company attended in a body. Interment was made in the German Lutheran cemetery.
Find A Grave Memorial# 144456276
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 9, 1899, pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 18, 2015


 
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, Mrs. Betty L.

Betty L. Shaffer, 80, passed away Dec. 5, 2000. An area resident for the past 50 years, Betty was a member of the Brown Street Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard S. Shaffer; son, Thomas E. Schaeffer[sic]; and daughter, Nancy L. Benner, she is survived by four grandsons, one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services at 1 p.m., Friday at the Dunn-Quigley, Cinello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd., Fairlawn, with Rev. Robert L. Kuhns officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. Visitation 12 noon until service time Friday at the funeral home. (Dunn-Quigley, Cinello & Carr, Fairlawn, 330-867-7306)
d.o.d. 5 December 2000; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #138843378
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted May 26, 2017

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, Mrs. Corabel Raley
 
Corabel Shaffer, 76, Somerset, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2007, at home. Born May 11, 1931, in Jennerstown, the, daughter of the late Rev. Charles and Sara (Baughman) Raley. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Victor, Freeman, Samuel, Paul, Charles, Chester and Claude Raley. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Fred B. Shaffer; children Ronald Shaffer and wife, Vaneessa, Manns Choice; Sandra Leydig and husband, Jim, North Canton, | Ohio; David Shaffer, Somerset; Diane Campbell and husband, Bill, Buffalo Mills; Martin ' Shaffer, Somerset; Barry Shaffer and wife, Cheryl, Somerset; Pam Lehman and husband, Larry, Somerset; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters Evelyn Rudolchick, Somerset; Ruth Shaffer, Somerset; Irene Davis, Rockwood; Shirley Witt, Hyndman; and brother Robert Raley and wife, Dottie, Sipesville. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Victor, Freeman, Samuel, Paul, Charles, Chester, and Claude Raley. She was an active member of the Milford United Methodist Church and sang around the area with The Raley Sisters. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends and all who loved her dearly. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Somerset, where a service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday following one hour of visitation. The Rev. Mark Ongley will officiate. Interment at Husband Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Milford Missions, 170 Jubilee St., Rockwood, PA 15557.57.
The Bedford Inquirer, August 17, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 21, 2015

 

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 "Pat" Jacquez

SWANTON - David "Pat" Shaffer, 49 of Swanton, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at his residence. Born Feb. 19, 1958 in Fairmont, W.Va., he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Barker) Jacquez. He was also preceded in death by his adoptive father, James Shaffer. Surviving are his wife Mary Jo (Friend) Shaffer; one daughter, Courtney Shaffer; one son, John Shaffer, all of Swanton; his adoptive mother, Nellie Shaffer of Oakland; three brothers William (Fred) Jacquez of Huntington, W.Va., Anthony (Paul) Jordan of Juanita City, Kan. and Jack Shaffer of McHenry; two adoptive sisters, Helen (Shaffer) Jacquez of Accokeek and Sue (Shaffer) Nash of Nags Head; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Swanton Audobon United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joyce Anderson and the Rev. Paul Goldizen officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550. David A. Burdock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. Second St., Oakland, MD 21550 is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at burdockfuneralhome.com.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - December 13, 2007
~Genie
Posted March 19, 2016

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, Miss Gladys I.

MT. SAVAGE - Miss Gladys I. Shaffer, 80, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient four weeks. Born in Mt. Savage, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Nellie (Newman) Shaffer. She was a retired employee of the First National Bank of Mt. Savage and was a life long member of the Mt. Savage United Methodist Church, with 70 years of perfect attendance. She also was a Sunday School teacher 60 years and served as communion steward for 30 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and the senior choir of the church. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Margaret Winebrenner, with whom she resided, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Mount Savage United Methodist Church by Rev. Clair Leber, pastor. Interment will be in Mount Savage Methodist Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at noon. Pallbearers will be William Hickman Jr., Ronald, Rickie, William, and Kenneth Shaffer and Steven Winebrenner.
Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, June 10, 1978
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2017

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, Harrie

The Remains Of Harrie Shaffer Arrive At Cumberland
CUMBERLAND, MD., March 6 - The remains of Harrie Shaffer, aged 38 years, who was shot and killed by John Furlong, aged 24 years, at Ocilla, Ga., were interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, this afternoon. The body arrived here this morning, accompanied by Mr. Lloyd Lowe Shaffer, a brother of the desceased. Both Shaffer and Furlong were employed by a lumbering firm at Ocilla. Some time ago Furlong was discharged. On last Friday he was having his shoes shined on the street when he observed the approach of Shaffer. Furlong is alleged to have remarked to the bootblack, with an oath, that he was going to kill Shaffer. He pulled out his revolver when Shaffer was at near range and fired two shots, one grazing the cheek, the powder burning the flesh, and the other entering the abdomen, making a mortal wound. The injured man was taken to a hospital, where he died Saturday morning, and Furlong is being held on the charge of murder. Mr. Shaffer had been in the South nine years. He was a son of the late J.W. Shaffer, of Cumberland, and is survived by his mother, who lives here, four brothers and two sisters. It is said that the shooting grew out of Furlong's discharge.
Published March 7, 1901 in THE BALTIMORE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 5, col. 5.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 25, 2015


 
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, Howard S.

Howard S. Shaffer, 67, of 879 E. Waterloo Rd., died Sept. 16. Born in Connersville[sic, Connellsville], Pa., he had lived in Akron since 1947, and had worked at the Watson Plumbing Company for the past 13 years. He is survived by his wife, Betty L., sisters, Betty Colbert, of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; Mae Eckard, of Baltimore, Md.; Ruth Schuman, of Barberton; brothers Jerry Shaffer, of Connersville[sic, Connellsville], Pa.; Harold Shaffer of Carmichael, Pa. Funeral services Monday, 1 p.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home, Rev. Joseph Chapman officiating. Interment Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday 7 to 9, and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (Eckard-Baldin, 760 E. Market, 535-7141.)
Transcribed from previously typed copy
d.o.d. September 16, 1981; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #135444309
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted May 26, 2017

 


SHAFFER, Howard S. Jr.

Howard S. Shaffer, Jr., 73, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. He was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Connellville, a son of the late Howard S. Sr. and Sarah Garlick Shaffer. He is survived by two brothers, Paul E. Shaffer and his companion, Janie Fabian, and Ronald L. Shaffer and his wife, Marsha, all of Connellsville; a sister, Patty Shaffer Nicholson and her husband, Gregory, of Confluence; and several nieces and nephews and thier famiies. Funeral services will be private for the family with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Private interment will be in Normalville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc. 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the American Heart Asociation in memory of Howard S. Shaffer, Jr.
d.o.d. Sunday, 28 September 2008; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #120958249
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted May 26, 2017

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, Mrs. Isabella Haeckrotte

Death of Mrs. Shaffer
Mrs. Isabella H. Shaffer, wife of the late John W. Shaffer, died last night at 10 o'clock at her late home No. 60 Columbus street, aged 72 years. Mrs. Shaffer was a native of Garrett county, and lived in this city 37 years. She was a member of the Centre Street M. E. Church, and was devoted to her family and friends. She was ill with paralysis for two years. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Maria Easter, Summerfield, Pa.; John W. Shaffer, Kern, California; Mrs. T. F. Bayer, Huntington, Pa.; C. H. Shaffer, Fairfield, Neb.; R. Frank Shaffer, Mrs. H. H. Volk and Lloyd L. Shaffer, Cumberland.
Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 1902 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 6, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 25, 2015

SHAFFER, Mrs. Isabella Haeckrotte

CUMBERLAND, MD., Jan. 16 - Mrs. Isabella H. Shaffer died in Cumberland January 15 of paralysis, age 72 years. Her surviving children are Mrs. Maria Easter, Summerfield, Pa.; John W. Shaffer, Kern, Cal.; Mrs. T. F. Bayer, Huntingdon, Pa.; C. H. Shaffer, Fairfield, Neb.; B. Frank Shaffer, of the Cumberland Daily News; Mrs. H. H. Volk, Cumberland; Lloyd L. Shaffer, traveling salesman, Pittsburgh.
Published Friday, January 17, 1902 in THE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 8, col. 6.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 25, 2015

SHAFFER, Mrs. Isabella Haeckrotte

Personal And Social
Among those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Isabella Shaffer yesterday, were Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Bayer, Huntingdon, Pa.; C. H. Shaffer, Fairfield, Neb.; Perry S. Minshall and daughter, Miss Grace Minshall, Piedmont, W. Va.; Misses Carrie and Lou Shaffer, Frostburg; Mrs. George T. Cecil, of Baltimore.
Published Saturday, Jan. 18, 1902 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 8, col. 1.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 25, 2015

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