Robert F. "Bob" Shaffer, 82, of 28 Pepper Hills Danville PA went to be with
his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Geisinger
Medical Center Danville PA. He was born June 30, 1934 in Berwick PA the son
of the late Leroy and Sarah Smith Shaffer.
He was married for 54 years to Muriel M. Long Shaffer, who survives. They
were married January 12, 1962.
Bob graduated from Berwick High School in 1952.
He served his country in the United States Navy as a Master of Arms on the
USS Amphion (AR-13) during the Korean War.
Bob was owner and operator, along with his wife, of Shaffer's Stop Inn in
Danville PA for 28 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church Danville PA where he actively served
in the ARMS (Active Retired Men in Service). He was a lifetime member and a
past Post Commander of the Danville VFW Post 298 and was also a lifetime
member of the American Legion Post 40. His other memberships included
Danville Elks,Washies Fire Company, Continental Fire Company and was a long
time member of the Danville Moose. He was also a member of the Danville Boat
Club and the Danville Senior Center.
Bob was one of the Founding Fathers of the Danville Shuffleboard League
which has been in existence for 42 years. Along with shuffleboard, he loved
doing jigsaw puzzles, hunting, fishing and he enjoyed birds. He also loved
to do vegetable gardening. Bob's greatest enjoyment in life was spending
time with his family, whom he adored.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two sons; Clayton A. Shaffer and
his wife Julie of Denver Colorado; Duane L. Shaffer and his wife Cathy of
Danville PA and two daughters; Debbie Bennett and her husband Richard of
Berwick PA and Shari E. Johnson and her husband James of Bloomsburg PA He is
also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also
surviving is one sister, Dorothy Kalanick of Alabama. He was preceded in
death by one brother, Leroy Shaffer and one sister Barbara Gensil.
Celebration of Bob's life will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM at
First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive Danville PA (off 642 East) with the
Reverend Dawes J. Dunham officiating assisted by the Reverend Dr. Harry H.
Wonderland. Burial will be held at 1:45 PM at Elan Memorial Park Bloomsburg
PA with military rites accorded by the Danville American Legion Post 40
Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West
Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com