Matthew Shaffer

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SIDNEY — Matthew William Shaffer, 30, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away Friday morning, May 9, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1983, in Piqua, Ohio, the son of the late Melinda Shaffer and Michael A. Shaffer (Teresa Steele), who survives in Sidney.

Matthew is survived by his siblings, Melissa Shaffer and Michael A. (Jackie) Shaffer II, both of Sidney, Ohio; nieces, Kendall J. and Kherington L. Shaffer; grandmother, Helen K. Shaffer, of Piqua, Ohio; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Shaffer

Matthew was a graduate of Sidney High School, class of 2002. He was currently working for Ferguson Construction Company. Both a Buckeyes and Bengals fan, Matt was an all-around sports enthusiast, participating in various sports leagues as he grew up; including the Sidney High School football team, the Sidney Peewee football league under coach Ron Burns and the IUTIS softball league. Matt was the ultimate handyman. He enjoyed anything outdoors, including fishing, camping, cooking and grilling out with family, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his nieces.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, Ohio, with Pastor Michael Coronati officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with final expenses.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shaffer family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 11 to May 12, 2014