David William Shaffer

from: Erie, Pennsylvania

David's Obituary

David William Shaffer, age 69, of McKean, passed away at his home, on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was born in Erie, on July 25, 1948, a son of the late Harry and Patricia Reed Shaffer.

Dave graduated from Academy High School in 1969. He proudly served his county in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for Valor as a member of the 1st Recon Battalion, "C" Company, 2nd Platoon, and1st Marine Division from 1967-69. Upon returning from the war, he worked at Zurn Industries for many years. David enjoyed bowling, NASCAR and the New York Jets. He was a longtime member of the St. Francis Ushers Club.

He is survived by his sister, Robin Beeman of Arizona, sister, Alison Loeffler of Erie, daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Miano of Erie, and two sons, Brian (Nicole) Shaffer of Arizona and Kevin (Carrie) Shaffer of Albion, and he was Grandpa Dave to nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., on Wednesday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and are invited to the graveside service will full military honors on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Sorry for your loss Kevin. Your dad was a great man and will be missed by many.
Stacey and Artie DeFoy

May 25, 2018 | Edinboro, PA

We would like to share our deepest sympathies to Dave's family and friends. Scott & Judi Mead Idyll Whyle Village MHP manager's. Many prayers. I enjoyed our talks, Judi Mead.
Judi Mead

May 22, 2018 | McKean, PA

        Working with Dave at Zurn for many years was always a fun experience that I will always remember. He leaves behind a family he was proud of,as he spoke of them often.
God speed Doggy and Semper Fi!
Chuck Sutton

May 22, 2018

So sorry for your loss Kevin. He was a great man he will be missed by all. Sending prayers to you and your family.
Kerri Baker

May 23, 2018 | Erie, PA

form: Daniel Sweeney
May 19th, 2018 at 1:28pm

It is with a heavy heart that I have heard from the Shaffer family , our teammate Dave Shaffer has passed away last night. Dave was not only a good friend but a rock solid Marine. Dave was awarded the Bronze Star during the TET offensive. We were on the same team "Dublin City". (Dave Shaffer second from right seated)

Gary Murray Sr. Jennifer, don't worry. His buddies are still going to be seeing him in heaven. He is going to be well taken care of. Now he has God AND the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fi Marine. RIP.

Jennifer Shaffer Miano Thank you so much for all the kind words! I’m Dave’s daughter! We had a beautiful military service! Very emotional!! My Dad loved going to reunions and seeing his old buddies! RIP dad❤️

Richard Willard Semper Fi. Fair winds and following seas brother. Your mission is complete.

Gary Murray Sr. RIP Brother. Semper Fi. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Rest easy.

Paul Olenski A great friend and a true bloody knuckled Marine Warrior ... See you at Sundown.