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William J. Shaffer


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William J. Shaffer Obituary
William Joseph "Pee Wee" Shaffer, 79, of Ford City, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler. He was born July 4, 1938, in Ford City, to Edward and Mary (Frerotte) Shaffer. Bill was a resident of Ford City and graduated from Ford City High School in 1958 and served in the military. He was a past member of the Ford City Fire Department and previously served as a Eucharistic Minister at Christ, Prince of Peace Parish in Ford City. Bill worked for the Ford City Borough, retiring in July, 2000, after 35 years of service. He enjoyed baseball and played in various leagues following his graduation from high school. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Lenape Heights Golf Course for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Klingensmith) Shaffer, whom he married Nov. 4, 1972. He is also survived by a son, Brian Keith Shaffer, of Sterling Heights, Mich. Also surviving are brothers, Edward Shaffer and James Shaffer, both of Ford City, Robert Shaffer, of Idaho, and Joseph Shaffer, of Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, in Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, 718 Fourth Ave., Ford City, with Father Alan Grote and Father Eric Dinga co-celebrating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Manor Township. Arrangements are being handled by MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC. 701 Sixth Ave., Ford City.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2018
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