George Shaffer, Scranton, died late Thursday in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness. His wife of 47 years was the former Kathleen Reilly who died in 2012.
Born 1936 in Avoca, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Flaherty Shaffer. He was a graduate of Moosic High School. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the PA Game Commission as warden and then went on to work for the University of Scranton and the Chamberlain Manufacturing Corporation in the Security Departments. George served honorably in the United States Air Force.
Surviving are his sister Ann “Nancy” Moninghoff of Clinton, New Jersey; his brother Thomas Shaffer and his wife Beverly of Moosic; nieces and nephews including his devoted caregivers Greg and Carla Shaffer and their children Gregory, Jr., Emily and Jillian.
Private graveside services with full military honors by the United States Air Force and the Simpson VFW Post 4712 Honor Guards was held in the Abington Hills Cemetery.
The family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Dr. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.
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