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Lester John Shaffer

August 15, 1928 May 13, 2017
Lester John Shaffer
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Lester John Shaffer, 88, of Clearfield, passed away Saturday morning May 13, 2017 at his residence, after a lengthy illness.

Born August 15, 1928 in Dalmatia, PA, he was the son of John and Ruth (Kerstetter) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a heavy equipment operator having worked for the North Cambria Coal Company and the Bentley Coal Company. Lester was a devoted husband and a loving father. He enjoyed being a handyman around the house, working on cars, and going to auctions. He also loved spending time with his family, especially when there were babies around. He had a true gift when it came to calming down crying babies.

On August 15, 1949 in Maryland, he wed the former Julia Rose Seaburn who preceded him in death on November 12. 2016. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son David Shaffer, his stepmother Veronica, brothers William, Robert, Gene, Kenneth and Carl, a great granddaughter Hayley Rumsky and a great grandson Andrew Archer.

Surviving are three children: Stanley L. Shaffer and wife Connie of Alabama, Marcella J. Cramer and husband Logan of Clearfield and Richard A. Shaffer and wife Amy of Apollo.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Lester “Buddy” Shaffer, Jessica Ward, Brandi Ward, Andrew Shaffer, Lea Collins, Michelle Wilson, Jennifer Campolong, Lori Murphy, Mia Shaffer and Dutch Shaffer

There will be no public visitation.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date with the Reverend Stephen Shields officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Curwensville.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Thompson Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Thompson Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

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