Franklin E. Shiffer

Franklin E. Shiffer of West Chester Franklin E. Shiffer, 81, of West Chester, died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of Jane A. Buxton Shiffer. Born in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Franklin J. Shiffer and the late Mabel J. Dean Shiffer. Franklin served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He worked as a welder for Lenape Forge. During this time, he was Chief of Police for East Bradford Twp., and was also a Constable for Pocopson Twp. After his retirement from Lenape Forge and the police force, he worked for Longwood Gardens in Visitor Services and retired in March 2012. Franklin was a member of the American Legion Post 491 of Kennett Square and the Boy Scouts of America. He was a lifetime member of the First West Chester Fire Co. In 1974, he was co-president along with his wife of the Unionville Community Fair. He was an avid toy truck collector. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Susan L. MacGuinness and her husband Stephen of West Chester. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 410 North Church Street West Chester, PA 19380. 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com. Interment will be held at Chester County Memorial Gardens in West Chester. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit, 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380.

Funeral Home

DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home
410 North Church Street West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-1181
Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 28, 2013