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Hyndman, PA – Donald R. “Boo” Shaffer, 76, of Hyndman went to be with the Lord Sunday January 3, 2016.
Born May 2, 1939 in Hyndman; he was a son of the late Clyde and Elizabeth (Lewis) Shaffer. He was Also preceded in death by a brother-in-law Delmar Biller.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma (Cross) Shaffer whom he married September 5, 1959; a son, Terry Shaffer and wife Theresa of Mt. Airy, MD; a daughter Dee Diehl and husband Curtis of Hyndman, 5 grandchildren, Jordan, Jonathon and Luke Shaffer, Levi and Mazy Diehl, great grandchildren Owen and Wyatt and Brynlee to be born this January.; a sister, Irma Jean Biller of Hyndman and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shaffer retired from Kelly Springfield Tire after 30 years of service. He was a 1957 Graduate of Hyndman High School. He was a volunteer fireman for many years, Treasurer of the Hyndman Area Rescue Squad, Past President of the Hyndman Borough Council. He was instrumental in the development of the Hyndman Area Health Center and well as the Hyndman Homecoming Committee. He served as clerk of the Election Board in Hyndman, worked with the Food Bank, volunteer driver for Children’s Hospital and Past Parade Marshall. He was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church and served as Trustee. He was also Secretary of the Hyndman Christian Men.
He was a 50 year member of the Hyndman Masonic Lodge 589 F & AM where he served 17 years as Master. He was a member of the Ali Ghan Shrine and served on the Director Staff, Wagonmaster of the Ali Ghan Camper Club, Secretary and Treasurer of Past Masters Unit, Associate member of the Harige Unit. He was proud to serve as Past Potentate in 2000 and the Ail Ghan Cabiri. He was also a member of the Bedford Springs Order of Eastern Star Chapter 41 where he would volunteer at the Altoona Curve Games. He was an avid Hyndman Hornets as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. He coached Little League and Girls Softball. He also bowled in various leagues. He enjoyed coffee with the guys at the Dinnerbell.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where the Masons will conduct a service at 6 pm and OES will conduct a service at 6:30.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Grace United Methodist Church, Schellsburg St., Hyndman on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bob Nagy and Rev. Lance Tucker officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the Shrine Transportation Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.