Richard Burl Shaffer(1950 - 2018)

Richard Burl Shaffer

Richard Burl Shaffer passed away peacefully on September 3, 2018 at the age of 67 of pancreatic cancer.

Rich was born in Waterloo, Iowa on October 4, 1950, to C. Russell and Norma Shaffer. He was the third of four children. Rich married Lucille in 1973 and started a family. He spent the majority of his life between Torrance, CA, Port Angeles and Kirkland where he was a highly skilled stone mason and eventually ran his own company, Shaffer Custom Stone and Tile. He was a longtime member of Eastside Foursquare Church and had a loving relationship with God.

He will long be missed and remembered by his family and friends. He worked incredibly hard, and loved to laugh, watch sports (especially soccer), connect with friends, and spend time with his children and grandchildren.

Rich is survived by his three children, Matt, Nicole (Mike), and Drew (Chavell), his brother Terry (Karen), his sister Marsha (Steve), his brother Steve, and his grandchildren Eliana, Rocco, Tessa, Colin, Zachary, Luca, Mabel and Gusten,

A memorial service is scheduled at Eastside Foursquare Church on Saturday, September 15th. Service at 1:00pm, 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

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Published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 9, 2018