James A. Shaffer, of Sharon, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2017, at home, after an extended illness. He was 77.
James was born in Sharon on Aug. 27, 1940, the son of the late James W. and Esther (Black) Shaffer. He was a 1958 graduate of Sharpsville High School and went on to serve in the Army.
He had worked as a lineman at Penn Power for 40 years. James was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to build things and to draw. He was an amateur artist.
James is survived by his son, James W. Shaffer II, of Sharon; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; his sisters, Linda Klamer of Sharpsville, Carolyn Buchanan of Sharon, Marilyn Bishop of San Antonio, Texas, and Ellen Pontius of Mercer; and his brothers, William Shaffer of Albion and Fred Shaffer of Mercer; and James' companion, Marcia (Leon) Pavlich, of Sharon. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Shaffer Arthur; and a sister, Eileen Stull.
James A., 77, of Sharon.
Calling hours: None, at his request. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
Service: Private, at the convenience of family.
Burial: Cremation service provided by the funeral home.
Arrangements by HAROLD STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on September 25, 2017