SIDNEY - Donald R. Shaffer, 87, of 1923 N. Main Ave., passed away Friday, April 12, 2013.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1925 in Port Jefferson, the son of the late Benjamin and Flossie (Beck) Shaffer. On Nov. 25, 1948, he married Sarah Middleton, who survives along with two sons, Mike Shaffer and his wife, Patti, and Steve Shaffer and his wife, Cindy, both of Sidney, and one daughter, Mrs. Rick (Becky) Ewing, of Dublin. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Renee (Jason) Szymanski, Tim Shaffer, Andy (Heather) Shaffer, Lindsay (Matt) Wyan, Erica Ewing, Stacy (Matt) Frey and Ryan (Susan) Shaffer; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Bagwell, of Westerville.
He was preceded in death by one son, David R. Shaffer; one granddaughter, Angela Shaffer; one brother, Charles Shaffer; and three sisters, Luella Rike Reineke, Betty (Carl) Valentine and Patricia Purk.
Mr.Shaffer was formerly vice president and general manager of Peerless and vice president and general manager of BE/W Mixer Division in Sidney before starting his own company in 1986, Shaffer Manufacturing Corp.
Donald was a World War II
serving on the USS Cowpens (CVL 25) in the Pacific. He was a life member of the Sidney American Legion, Amvets and the VFW
and a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges at Indian Lake. He was a former member of the Sidney Rotary Club
and former board member of the Sidney-Shelby Co. Chamber of Commerce. Donald was a member of the The First Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by Sidney American Legion Post 217 will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggest that memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in memory of Donald R. Shaffer. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Guestbook condolences and exspressions of sympathy may be made to the Shaffer family at Cromes Funeral Home's website, www.cromesfh.com