William M. "Bill" Shaffer of Hermitage died at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. He was 91.
Bill was born June 30, 1926, in Harmony, Pa., a son of Ferdinand and Emma (Eiler) Shaffer.
Bill was a decorated U.S. Navy veteran during World War II serving on the USS Missouri. He worked at Westinghouse Electric as a mechanical fitter for 29 years, retiring in 1980.
He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, playing cards, traveling and spending time talking with people.
Bill is survived by a daughter, Cindy Kettering and her husband Blaine of Hermitage; two sisters Gertrude Megyesi and her husband Edward of Sharon, and Vernetta Rice of Sharpsville; a brother, Raymond Shaffer of Sharpsville; two grandchildren, Sara Weisen and Logan Kettering; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Caisen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Almeda Mae (Boles) Shaffer, whom he married Aug. 5, 1960, and she passed away Dec. 21, 1985; three sisters, Catherine Bochert, Leatrice Rice and Georgia Parsons; and four brothers, Richard, Frederick, Robert and Edward Shaffer.
William M. "Bill", 91, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 p.m. to time of service Monday (10-23-17) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Online condolences at www.flynnfuneralhome.com
Funeral service: 5 p.m. Monday (10-23-17) in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Doug Dyson officiating.
Burial: America's Cemetery.
Published on October 20, 2017