The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 25, 2013

Richard C. Shaffer, 80, New Berlin


The Daily Item

— NEW BERLIN — Richard “Dick” Charles Shaffer, 82, of 625 Plum St. since 1980, entered into rest at 9:08 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Shamokin Dam, a son of the late Ernest H. and H. Mae (Gill) Shaffer. On March 7, 1959, in Middleburg, he married the former Meriam “Mim” A. Benfer, who preceded him in death April 4, 1991.

Dick was a 1950 graduate of Lewisburg High School.

He served in the Army from Oct. 1, 1952 until his honorable discharge Sept. 30, 1954.

Dick was employed at Zenith, Watsontown, for 30 years, and most recently worked in maintenance at SUN Tech, New Berlin, until he retired.

He was a charter member of the Union Township Fire Company, Winfield, a volunteer at New Berlin Fire Company, and a life member of the Winklebleck Dam Rod and Gun Club.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard C. Shaffer Jr. and Anne Starr, of Selinsgrove, Jeffrey L. and Gladie Shaffer, of Northumberland, and Timothy S. and Jennifer Shaffer, of New Berlin; one brother, Carl L. Shaffer, of Lewisburg; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Hazel M. Anderson, and Jane K. and Jim Courter, all of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Lorelei and her husband John Fuller, of California, Amanda and her husband John Deivert, of Sunbury, Amber Shaffer, of Northumberland, Max Shaffer, of New Berlin, and Ally Shaffer, of New Berlin; and four great-grandchildren, Trent Fuller, Tiberius Fuller, Emma Fuller, and Derick Bollinger.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest “Bud” H. Shaffer Jr.

Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday at the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ricky Phillips officiating.

Burial will be in the New Berlin Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the New Berlin Fire Company, P.O. Box 386, New Berlin, PA 17855.