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Russell Reis Schaffer, 82 Of Middletown, DE Russell Reis Schaffer, 82, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Jenner's Pond in West Grove, PA. He graduated in 1948 from Glen-Nor High School in Delaware County where he played left tackle. Shortly after graduation he went to work as a plumber's apprentice for Fisher Plumbing and Heating in Ridley Park, PA. In 1950 he married the love of his life, the former Phyllis E. Thompson. In November of that same year, Russ was drafted into the United States Navy, where he was stationed on the USS Klondike (AD-22) and proudly served four years as a Pipefitter Third Class. Following his honorable discharge, he worked as a pipefitter for Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia for many years until their closing in 1979. Continuing his lifelong profession, he then went to work for DuPont Company, retiring in 1992. Survivors: 2 sons Russell B. Schaffer and wife Michelle of Palm City, FL and David Schaffer and wife Gail of Wilmington, DE; daughter Lorraine Egbert and husband, Wayne of Oxford, PA; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services 11 AM Saturday, September 22 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street in Middletown. Visitation in funeral home 10 to 11 AM. Interment with Navy honors will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 2926 SW Lauren Way, Palm City, FL 34990. Arr: Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE, 302-378-3410 On-line condolences: www.daniels-hutchison.com

Published in The Daily Times on Sept. 21, 2012
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