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Daily Item Obituaries

October 27, 2013

Marlin J. Shaffer, 22, Mount Pleasant Mills

— MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS — Marlin J. Shaffer, 22, of Mount Pleasant Mills, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

He was born July 19, 1991, in Sunbury, the son of William J. and Kye (Song) Shaffer, of Mount Pleasant Mills.

Marlin was a 2009 graduate of Midd-West High School, where he maintained honor student status, and SUN Area Technical Institute, New Berlin, where he studied welding.

At the time of his passing, he was employed at the Arcon Group, Selinsgrove, and he formerly was employed at Icon Legacy, Selinsgrove.

Marlin was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.

In addition to his parents, Marlin is survived by one sister, Marlena Shaffer, at home; paternal grandparents, Marlin E. and Shirley M. Shaffer, of Mount Pleasant Mills; maternal grandmother, Bak Song Chil, of Seoul, Korea; paternal great-grandmother, Edna I. Shaffer, of Mount Pleasant Mills; two aunts, Christine Kantz and her husband, Pastor Curtis, of Port Trevorton, and Song Po He, of Seoul, Korea; three uncles, James A. Rice, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Song Gin Dong and Song Hoy Dong, both of Seoul, Korea; and cousins, Julie, Clinton and wife, Brandi, and their children, Joseph, and Marlin and wife, Dusti, and their son.

He was preceded by his paternal great-grandfather, Marlin W. Shaffer; maternal grandfather, Song Yong Hun; an aunt, Marilyn Rice; and a cousin, Mindy Jo Rice.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the funeral at 11, at the George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, with his uncle, Pastor Curtis Kantz, of St. Paul’s Family Worship, Liverpool, officiating.

Burial will be in Aline Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills.

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