Rev. Scott E. Shaffer, 87, of Webster Drive, Greenville (Hempfield Township), passed away following an extended illness at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2017) at his residence.
Scott was born in Oil City on June 6, 1930, to the late Lorin Clifford and Florence M. (Tuttle) Shaffer.
He was ordained in the United Methodist Church and served as the pastor in Mill Village, Miller Station, Stoneboro, Kittanning, and Clark, all in Pennsylvania. Scott then went on to become the founder and longtime pastor of Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church in Transfer.
He served in the Navy on the USS E.F. Larson, USS F.T. Berry, and USS Norris.
Scott was a 1948 Cranberry (Pa.) High School graduate, and attended Edinboro University.
Prior to his ministry, he worked at Hay's Bakery, owned a gas station, was a salesman at ICS, and worked for Prudential Insurance Company.
Scott has been a part of the Greenville community since January of 2000.
He was a loving husband and father. In Scott's life and heart, God was his greatest love and took precedence over all else. Second to God, he was a very passionate outdoorsman. Scott was patient and kindhearted. The love Scott's parishioners had for him ran very deeply, as he was a tremendous leader.
Scott is survived by his wife at home, Ann M. (Jerko) Shaffer. They were married on Sept. 10, 1951, in Oil City.
Also surviving are: daughter Judith Ann Shaffer of Erie; son David Scott Shaffer and his wife, Karla, of Sarver; three grandchildren, Jason Breghenti of Kansas, Christopher Shaffer and his wife, Michele, of State College, Pa., and Derek Shaffer of Pittsburgh; three great-grandchildren, Morgan Breghenti of Kittanning, Luke Shaffer of State College, and Anna Shaffer of State College; two sisters, Gloria Brink and her husband, Paul, of Warren, and Marge Daugherty, and her husband, Rev. Roy, of Seneca; brother, Harold Shaffer and his wife, Manuela, of Rockland; three sisters-in-law, Norma Shaffer of Tucson, Ariz., Nancy Shaffer of Seneca, and Sandy Shaffer of Rockland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: four brothers, Ronald Shaffer, Robert Morley Shaffer, Charles O. Shaffer, and twin brother, Rev. Kenneth E. Shaffer; and infant sister, Carol Shaffer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Samaritan's Purse online at www.samaritanspurse.org, Billy Graham Association at www.billygraham.org, or any other Christian mission organization of the donor's choice.
Rev. Scott E., 87, of Greenville (Hempfield Township).
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (10-13-17) and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday (10-14-17) at Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church, 3203 N. Hermitage Road, Transfer. Messages of sympathy, stories, and photos can be shared at www.osborne-williams.com.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Kenton Shaw, retired pastor of Wayside Community Church in Mercer, officiating.
Burial: Brandon Cemetery, Seneca, Pa.
Arrangements by OSBORNE-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 73-75 Columbia Ave. Greenville.
Published on October 11, 2017