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Robert F. "Bob" Shaffer


July 1, 2016


Robert F. "Bob" Shaffer, 82, of 28 Pepper Hills Danville PA went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA. He was born June 30, 1934 in Berwick PA the son of the late Leroy and Sarah Smith Shaffer.

He was married for 54 years to Muriel M. Long Shaffer, who survives. They were married January 12, 1962.

Bob graduated from Berwick High School in 1952.

He served his country in the United States Navy as a Master of Arms on the USS Amphion (AR-13) during the Korean War.

Bob was owner and operator, along with his wife, of Shaffer's Stop Inn in Danville PA for 28 years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Danville PA where he actively served in the ARMS (Active Retired Men in Service). He was a lifetime member and a past Post Commander of the Danville VFW Post 298 and was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 40. His other memberships included Danville Elks,Washies Fire Company, Continental Fire Company and was a long time member of the Danville Moose. He was also a member of the Danville Boat Club and the Danville Senior Center.

Bob was one of the Founding Fathers of the Danville Shuffleboard League which has been in existence for 42 years. Along with shuffleboard, he loved doing jigsaw puzzles, hunting, fishing and he enjoyed birds. He also loved to do vegetable gardening. Bob's greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family, whom he adored.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two sons; Clayton A. Shaffer and his wife Julie of Denver Colorado; Duane L. Shaffer and his wife Cathy of Danville PA and two daughters; Debbie Bennett and her husband Richard of Berwick PA and Shari E. Johnson and her husband James of Bloomsburg PA He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Dorothy Kalanick of Alabama. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Shaffer and one sister Barbara Gensil.

A Celebration of Bob's life will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive Danville PA (off 642 East) with the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham officiating assisted by the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland. Burial will be held at 1:45 PM at Elan Memorial Park Bloomsburg PA with military rites accorded by the Danville American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com


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