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July 25, 1927 - June 18, 2021

Burial Date June 24, 2021

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John F. Shaffer, Jr, 93, McClellandtown, PA. passed away on June 18, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Dellslow, WV, on July 25, 1927, the son of the late John and Mary (Markusic) Shaffer.

John served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Before retiring, he was employed as a steel worker for U.S. Steel, McKeesport, PA.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Leckrone, PA and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Masontown, PA and the American Legion Post 423. John was a devout catholic and served as Eucharistic minister and commentator for St. Mary’s Parish. John had a love for sports, especially baseball. He was a manager for the Leckrone Baseball Team and was inducted into the Fayette County Hall of Fame. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed time with his family, especially Sunday dinners.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Helen (Lokatos) Shaffer and son Mark M. Shaffer. John was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, John T. Shaffer; daughters: Maryann and husband Floyd “Buster” Gladman, Marie Shaffer and Joanne Lewis; grandchildren: Justin and wife Norma Williams, Jason Williams, Ashlyn and husband Cody Mitchell, Brandon Shaffer, Alexa Shaffer and Kei Xavier Lewis; great grandchildren: Hallie, Lajla and Janezza Williams, Alona and Liam Williams and Weston Shaffer.

Friends will be received in the John S. Maykuth Jr. Funeral Home, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, PA on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday until 9:30 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Masontown, with Father Marlon Pates as Celebrant.

Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone, PA. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion 423 and VFW Post 4584.

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