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Harold Shaffer

January 15, 1932 — February 21, 2013

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Harold L. Shaffer , 81, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born January 15, 1932, in Mt. Savage, he was the son of the late John Milton and Eva (Frankenberry) Shaffer.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, John E. Shaffer and James Shaffer; daughter in law, Karen Shaffer.

Harold was Methodist by faith and a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in Germany.  He retired from Celanese Fibers and HRDC. He was a member of Old Rail Post 6025, where he was a past commander, Barrellville Outdoor Club and the Piney Mountain Sportsman Club.

Surviving is his loving wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Norris) Shaffer; two sons, Richard Shaffer and wife Shirley, Short Gap, WV, John “Bill” Shaffer and wife Lou Ann, Mt. Savage; a granddaughter he raised, Autumn (Shaffer) Eisenhauer and husband Michael, Corriganville; grandson, Richard Shaffer Jr., Cumberland; two great grandchildren, Emily Karen and Michael Jr.; two sisters, Mary Bryson, Cumberland, and Effie Hughes and husband George, Mt. Savage; a very special nephew who he thought of as a son, Kenneth E. Shaffer and wife Cathy, Mt. Savage; Daniel Criger, John Criger and wife Terry, Baltimore, whom he thought of as sons; and his special dog, Corky.

“Our family has lost a great man, father, grandfather and mentor whom we all looked up to and went to for advice and wisdom.  We will miss him. A special thanks to the kind and caring nurses of home hospice.”

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