Wilbur "Shorty" Schaffer (1928 - 2014)

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Wilbur "Shorty" Schaffer, 85, Brockway (Singing Hills) passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Christ the King Manor after a short illness.
Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Luthersburg, he was a son of the late Carl and Alda Marshall Schaffer. He married Janet Wells Schaffer, April 21, 1956. She preceded him in death June 30, 2002.
Wilbur was a Sergeant with the Army Corp. of Engineers during the Korean War and was also with the military police.
Wilbur was a dragline operator in the coal industry. He was a past member of the Pulaski Club and Odd Fellows (IOOF) of Falls Creek.
Wilbur spent most of his life in DuBois and Brockway area.
Wilbur is survived by four children: Daniel Schaffer, Waco, Texas, Richard Schaffer and wife, Viola, DuBois, Jeffrey Schaffer, DuBois, and Mrs. Richard (Connie) Brosky, Brockway; eight brothers: John of Big Run, Bernell and wife, Barb, of DuBois, Fred and wife, Susan, of DuBois, Leon of Luthersburg, Victor and wife, Cathy, of Punxsutawney, Carl and wife Jackie of Brewerton, NY, Norman of DuBois, and Robert and wife Lois of Big Run; four sisters: Ruth Welder of Sheffield, Mrs. Tron (Judy) Woods of Sheffield, Mrs. George (Shirley) Hoeh of Central Square, N.Y., and Mrs. George (Victoria) Lewis of Clearfield; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lorena McMinn and Rosena Haag; and one brother, Howard Schaffer.
Visiting will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in DuBois. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor David Nagele officiating. Burial will follow in Beechwoods Cemetery with military honors accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
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Leo Nedza Funeral Home
199 West DuBois Avenue
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-4567
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Published in The Courier Express from July 22 to July 23, 2014
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