Paul R. "Bump" Sheffer Jr., 80, of Bradford, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 7, 2014) at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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He was born on Feb. 27, 1934, in Olean, N.Y., a son of the late Paul R. "Dutch" Sr. and Isabelle F. Moran Sheffer. On June 2, 1956, in the Eldred Methodist Church, he married Patricia A. Freer, who survives.
Mr. Sheffer was employed by Mulhaupt Lease for 14 years until he started working for the former Witco/Kendall Refinery for 35 years until his retirement in 1997.
He was a past Nobel Grand IOOF of Foster Lodge 333, past president and lifetime member of the Bradford Bowling Association and past vice president of the Rew Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing in the former Kendall leagues, member of the Keystone Guzzlers softball team and he volunteered for the Crippled Children's Bowling League. After his retirement, he enjoyed sharing his garden with others and playing cards with friends.
Mr. Sheffer was a U.S. Army veteran from 1956-58 who was stationed in Italy.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, Patricia Sheffer of Bradford; he is also survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Ritchie) Mascho and Paula (Eric) Brown, both of Bradford; one brother, John "Joe" (Sharon) Sheffer of Cyclone; one sister, Laura (Dennis) Gordon of Eldred; two granddaughters, Amber Hallock and Alexis Brown; both of Bradford; stepgrandson, Michael (Olivia) Mascho of Bradford; stepgranddaughter, Melissa Mascho of Norfolk, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Walter and Marie Bair.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Max Simms of the Hilltop Baptist Church and the Rev. J. Arthur Cox, retired pastor, co-officiating. There will be an Oddfellows service held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial and military honors will be held in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to CARE for Children, P.O. Box 616, Bradford, PA 16701.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, 2014