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Donald W. Shaffer, age 72, of Erie, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014. He was born in Erie on May 10, 1942, son of the late Presley and Clara Shaffer.

Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He had worked for Russell Standard in road construction and the LTL, Inc. and Splash Lagoon in maintenance. He was a member of the American Legion #0945 and on the Board of Directors with the Gem City Outdoorsmen Club. He enjoyed hunting, the Pittsburgh Steelers, NASCAR, and especially loved time with his children and grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Shaffer; two daughters, Tina Wilton (Larry) and Joan Sitek (fiancé, Glenn Williams); two brothers, Raymond and Ernest Shaffer (Rita); three sisters, Janet Dempsey (Jim), Carolyn Peterson and Peggy Kerstetter; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Presley Shaffer.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service there on Tuesday at 10 a.m. A full military service will follow, conducted by the American Legion Carl Neff Post #571. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Aug. 3, 2014
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