Harvey D. Shaffer, 79, of Warren, PA, and formerly of Scandia, PA, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his residence after a courageous battle with leukemia. Harvey was born April 28, 1941 in Osceola Mills, PA. to the late Harry and Dorothy Keith Shaffer. He was a longtime resident of Scandia, moving to Warren in February. Harvey was a 1960 graduate of Cambria High School, Ebensburg, PA. Harvey was a disabled veteran and had served with the U.S. Air Force from February 2, 1961 to February 1, 1965. He was employed as a roofer with Shaffer Sheetmetal and Roofing and was manager of the former Kinzua Field and Stream bait shop from 1979 to 1991. He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association. He had been raised in the Nazarene faith. He loved hunting and fishing. His family shared that Harvey is remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He always took care of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy Thompson Shaffer whom he married July 18, 1962 in Geneva, OH., 4 Children – Laura Winslow and husband, Andrew of Warren, PA., Tammy Fiscus and husband, Charles Jr. of Columbus, OH., Brenda Huntoon and husband, Brian of Warren, PA., Harvey L. Shaffer and his wife, Jillian, of Scandia, PA., 2 Brothers – Ed Shaffer and wife, Carol of Warren, PA., Dave Shaffer and wife, Zori, of Hamilton, Montana; 2 Sisters – Carol Sherry of Ebensburg, PA., Donna Jean Deetscreek and husband, Rick of Portage, PA., 12 Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Grandchildren – Scott Shaffer Fiscus and Kayla Shaffer Huntoon, and 2 Great Grandchildren – Calista Fiscus, and Farrah Fiscus.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at which time a funeral service will be conducted with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Retired Minister, officiating. CDC mandates will be enforced with masks and 6-foot distancing. Interment will be in Oakland cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and U.S. Air Force personnel. CDC mandates will be enforced with masks and 6-foot distancing.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or mailing to P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516, or to the Warren Chapter of Disabled American Veterans, 210 North St., Warren, PA, 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.