Duane K. Shaffer Sr.

Born: Thu., Aug. 9, 1934
Died: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015


Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Oct. 29, 2015
Location: Holy Spirit Parish / Immaculate Conception Church


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Duane K. Shaffer, Sr., 81, of 507 Keystone Central Drive, Mill Hall, PA, passed away October 23, 2015 at his residence.  He was born in Loganton, PA, August 9, 1934 to the late Glenn and Catherine Kleckner  Shaffer. Duane was united in marriage to Claire Crimmins Shaffer on October 29, 1985 who preceded him in death October 29, 2013. 

Duane was a 1952 graduate of Sugar Valley High School and had retired from the Telecommunications field starting his career at Bell Telephone in Harrisburg, PA as a coin box collector.  He remained with Bell through all of their mergers and retired as an Engineer from Verizon. He was sought by Siemens for his vast knowledge and moved to Deerfield Beach, Florida where he then worked an additional three years. He enjoyed the outdoors, sailing, skiing, hunting and fishing.  He loved riding motorcycles, flying  airplanes and had his pilot’s license. Duane was very active in the community and belonged to many organizations. 

Duane is survived by two sons, Kent Shaffer of York, PA and Christopher Shaffer of Mill Hall, PA.  Also surviving are two grandsons, Dylan Shaffer of Hummelstown, PA and Sean Shaffer of York, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife Claire, and two brothers, Vernon and Charles Shaffer.  

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM in the Holy Spirit Parish, (Immaculate Conception Church), 310 W. Water St. Lock Haven, PA. Officiating will be Father Joseph Orr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745. Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com

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