Elmer E. Shaffer (1923 - 2016)

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Elmer E. Shaffer, 92, of DuBois, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016, at UMPC Altoona.
He was born on May 29, 1923, in Luthersburg, the son of the late William and Mabel (Lines) Shaffer.
On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Vera (Delp) Shaffer, who passed away on Sept. 17, 2005.
Elmer served in the Army Air Force during World War II, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and American Theater Ribbon.
He worked in the coal stripping industry for 20 years and the piper aircraft for 16 years.
Elmer was a lifetime member of Salem United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee at the church.
He enjoyed shopping for cars, aircraft, fishing trips to Alaska, but above all he was a devoted husband and family man.
Elmer is survived by his two children, George Shaffer DMD and his wife Anna of Ketchikan, Alaska and Gail and her husband Vernon Reitz of Bellefonte; four grandchildren: Karta Shaffer-Thigpen (Joshua), Reid (Kimberly) Shaffer, Craig Reitz and Megan (Kenneth) Platt; six great-grandchildren: James and Emily Thigpen, Hannah and Aaron Reitz, Parker and Esslee Platt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and three brothers: Lamar, Clair and Charles Shaffer.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Howe officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa., or Salem United Methodist Church, 2044 Carson Hill Road, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online tributes can be made at www.mohney-yargarfuneralchapel.com or www.mem.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, DuBois, Pa.
Published in The Courier Express on May 8, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave | Du Bois, PA 15801 | (814) 371-2521
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