Lloyd F. Shaffer Jr.

NEW OXFORD Lloyd F. Shaffer, Jr., 81, entered into God's eternal care Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Hanover Hospital. He was the loving husband of Delores J. (Nace) Shaffer to whom he was married for 57 years. Born August 17, 1930, in York, he was the son of the late Lloyd F. Shaffer and Viola (McWilliams) Shaffer, Sr. Lloyd served in the United States Army for four years, of which 30 months were served as a Korean Prisoner of War. He earned two Purple Hearts. He retired from Bethlehem Steel in Hanover after 33 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2506 of Hanover, the American Legion Post #14 of Hanover, and the New Oxford Social Club, as well as serving many years in the Abbottstown Lions Club. Mr. Shaffer was an avid baseball fan. He took great pride in serving as the head coach of Hanover's Arties Softball Team, winning the 1984 Division A Open League Championship. He was also the head coach of numerous Abbottstown Little League Baseball teams, winning the Spring Grove Area League Championship in 1968. In addition to his wife, Lloyd is survived by three sons, Lloyd F. Shaffer, III and his wife, Paula of Thomasville, Brian Shaffer and his wife, Candace of New Freedom, and Michael Shaffer of Hanover; one daughter, Linda Weller and her husband, D. Michael of Hershey; five grandchildren, Christopher Weller of Santa Monica, Calif., Stacey Weller of Redding, Calif., Layne Shaffer of Manchester, Kyle Shaffer of New Freedom, and Miranda Shaffer of New Freedom; one great-grandchild, Avery Weaver of Manchester; two sisters, Nancy Christiansen and her husband, Christopher of Ramsey, N.J., and Elizabeth Squire of San Gabriel, Calif. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, with the Rev. Donald Wolabaugh of Harvest Chapel, Abbottstown, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Full military honors will be provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Contributions in memory of Lloyd may be made to the , 424 E. Middle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325; or to the , 636 Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com

Published in Evening Sun on Mar. 3, 2012