John H. Shaffer, Sr.

January 28, 1945 - June 23, 2007

John H. Shaffer, Sr.

January 28, 1945 - June 23, 2007


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Obituary for John H. Shaffer, Sr.

Mr. John H. Shaffer, Sr., age 62 of Blairsville, GA, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 23, 2007.

Mr. Shaffer, was born Sunday, January 28, 1945 in Alleghany County, MD to the late Harold T. Shaffer and the late Bonita Metz Shaffer. He was a member of Blairsville Church of God. He had an annointed musical gift and was a pianist for every church that he attended since he was 14 years old. He was office manager for the Radiology Department in Doctors Hospital in Lake Worth, FL prior to becoming disabled with multiple illnesses. He had lived most of his adult life in West Palm Beach, FL, during which he was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Lake Worth, FL, before moving to the mountains of Blairsville which he loved.

Survivors include: wife, Patricia Shaffer of Blairsville, GA, son & daughter-in-law, John and Judy Shaffer, Jr. of Cumberland, MD, son & daughter-in-law, Robert and Kim Shaffer of Cumberland, MD, daughter, Sarah Beth Shaffer of Blairsville, GA, brother, William F. Metz of College Park, MD, brother, Rev. Harold T. Shaffer of Ridgeley, WVA, sister, Charlotte J. Santmyire of LaVale, MD, sister, Diane Shaffer of Blairsville, GA, brother, Gregory J. Shaffer of Gerardstown, WVA, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, special friends, Richard and Mary Jane Paollilo of Blairsville, GA.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Blairsville Church of God with the Pastor John Davis and Pastor Ronald Broadhead officiating. Music will be provided by Pastor John Davis. Interment will follow in Union Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be: Diane Shaffer, Keith Walker, Harold Shaffer, Jr., William Metz, Greg Shaffer and Larry Stover.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9, Monday, June 25.

Mr. Shaffer will lie-in-state at the church, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.

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