Alfred Shaffer
1933 - 2021
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COAL TOWNSHIP - Alfred Shaffer, 87, of 1552 Trevorton Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in his home surrounded by his loving wife and family.

He was born in Coal Township, Sept. 16, 1933, to the late Joseph and Mae Viola (Snyder) Shaffer.

He attended Coal Township schools and graduated from Coal Township High School in 1951.

Alfred entered the U.S. Air Force the day after graduation and served for four years.

After leaving the Air Force, he married the love of his life, Anna Mae (Young), Dec. 9, 1956, by the Rev. Harper Snarely, in Brethren Church. They were by each other's side for 64 years.

He was a mine worker until he got a job at Rohm and Haas Chemical Co., in Philadelphia, in 1961. He lived in Philadelphia with his wife for 46 years before moving back to Coal Township in 2007.

In addition to his wife, Alfred is survived by two sons, Alfred K. Shaffer and his wife, Elizabeth, of New Jersey, and Curtis L. Shafer and his wife, Barbara, of Coal Township; two brothers-in-law, Frank Young and George Young; three sisters-in-law, Deloris Stank, Laura Manley and Linda James; a loving pap to two grandsons, Alfred Shaffer and his wife, Brittany, and Joseph Shaffer; two granddaughters, Kristina Shaffer and Kearston Shaffer; a great-grandson, Derek Shaffer; and a great-granddaughter, Piper Shaffer.

In addition to his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Shaffer; his father and mother-in-law, Frank and Vera Young; two brothers, Joseph Shaffer and Harold Shaffer and his wife, Joan; five sisters, Mae Shaffer, June Latsha and her husband, Walter, Betty Kublic and her husband, Rudy, Peggy Dell and Joanne Shaffer; and four brothers-in-law, Charles Young, John Young, Albert Stank and Donald Manley.

SHAFFER - Alfred Shaffer, 87, of 1552 Trevorton Road, Coal Township. Funeral services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor. To send condolences to the family, go to

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Published in The News Item on Jan. 19, 2021.
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