Col. Robert W Shaffer, Honolulu, Hawaii died unexpectedly October 5, 2013 at home in Honolulu.|
Born in Fort Mead, Maryland, May 23, 1956 to Doris Black Shaffer and the late Beauford W. Shaffer.
The son of a career Army veteran, the family traveled and were stationed at many military bases.
Returning to South Canaan, Penn. in 1969 Bob attended the Lake Consolidated School. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and began his 27 plus year career with the Army.
He served his country proudly stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carloina, Fulda, on the German interzonal border, Frankfurt, Germany, Alexandria, Virginia and the Pentegon.
He was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 with the 1st Calvary Division and returned to Fort Hood, Texas. He had been stationed at the DMZ in Korea, Fort Lewis, Washington, the Pentagon and Honolulu, Hawaii. Bob served in two military actions. He retired in Hawaii from his last post in 2006.
An exceptional leader, loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many. Bob loved and lived life to fullest. He enjoyed traveling and seeing the world. He was an avid photographer and loved taking pictures and making short films.
Also surviving are a sister Linda Lussier and her husband Paul of Coventry, Ct; a niece Kimberly Levesque and her husband Jeremy, grandnephew Chase and grandniece Kaydence Levesque all of Enfield, Ct; He also leaves an aunt, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home 143 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel with service by Rev. William Rushik as well as military honors by the United States Army Honor Guard.
Friends may call Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in the East Canaan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the
by visiting www.diabetes.org or to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the James Wilson Funeral Home.
For directions, to share a memory or to leave the family an online condolence please visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Wayne Independent on Nov. 19, 2013