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July 27, 2014
William J. Shiffer, 91, of Tunkhannock, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 6, 1922, son of the late William J. and Virginia Cook Shiffer Sr.
Prior to his retirement he worked for Price Pipeline. He also owned and operated Shiffer's Shoe Store and was a bus contractor for Tunkhannock Area School District.
William was a member of the Triton Hose Company, Tunkhannock Ambulance Association, and the National Rifle Association. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a 3rd Class Gunner's mate aboard the USS Carter Braxton. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Ribbon during his military service.
William was an avid gardener, hunter, fisherman and all around outdoorsman.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his sisters: Lillian McKennas and Alice Vogrin; and brothers: James and Edward.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Altheda; son Larry and wife Sherry Shiffer of Tunkhannock; brother Glenn Shiffer; and sisters: Jean Mislevy, Betty Fargo, and Doris Solanick, all of Tunkhannock, and Jessie Barber of Mehoopany; grandson Caleb and wife Courtney; and granddaughter Cassandra, all of Virginia: and great-grandsons Cole Shiffer and Cooper Keyes.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Kurt Bricker of the Eaton Baptist Church. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in William's name to the Triton Hose Company, P.O. Box 765, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or to the NRA, P.O. Box 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0648 or by visiting www.nra.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner on July 30, 2014