Richard Shaffer

May 1, 1916 - July 1, 2002
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Richard R. “Dick” Shaffer, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed through Heaven’s Gate on Monday, July 01, 2002, in his residence after a lengthy illness.He was born May 1, 1916 on a farm near New Cumberland, a son of the late Herman J. and Bessie M. Shaffer (Ripley) and a stepson of Adolpus Ripley. A lifelong resident of th…

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Richard R. “Dick” Shaffer, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed through Heaven’s Gate on Monday, July 01, 2002, in his residence after a lengthy illness.He was born May 1, 1916 on a farm near New Cumberland, a son of the late Herman J. and Bessie M. Shaffer (Ripley) and a stepson of Adolpus Ripley. A lifelong resident of the area, he attended Milltown elementary, graduated from Sherrodsville High School in 1935, and attended 3 years at Ohio State University majoring in secondary education. Richard eventually pursued the trade of carpenter, much the same as his ancestors before him. He worked for 35 years as a finish carpenter, retiring in 1979 from Gundy Construction. He was a 50-year member of local # 69 of the Canton Carpenters Union and a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church of New Philadelphia. Richard enjoyed bowling, golfing, crossword puzzles, and camping with his wife, brothers and their families.He is survived by his wife, the former Kathlyn F. Bower, who he joined in marriage on September 12, 1941, and with whom he would have celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Linda K. (Alan) Everhart; son, Richard C. (Wanda) Shaffer; brother, Herman J. (Thelma) Shaffer; step sister, Kathryn (Ripley) Campbell, all of New Philadelphia; one grandson, Timothy R. (Tracie) Shaffer of Buffalo Grove, IL; three granddaughters, Tamara S. (Mark) Kalt of New Philadelphia, Misti K. (Clark) Stalnaker of Ashland, and Traci R. Marshall of Dover; two great-granddaughters, Taylor and Kayla Stalnaker; five great-grandsons, Anthony Horton, Cory and Clay Marshall, Adam and Craig Shaffer complete the family.Richard was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark A. Everhart; a son-in-law, Donald B. Marshall; two brothers, Wendall and Clyde Shaffer; four sisters, Hazel Renneckar, Lenora Albaugh, Helen Sweany, and Georgia Shaffer; three step-brothers, Orvil, Raymond and Willard Ripley and a step-sister, Doris Ripley Septer.Calling hours will be on Tuesday, July 2, 2002, from 5-8 pm at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, New Philadelphia. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Jim Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Burial Park in New Philadelphia. To sign the online guest book and express condolences, please visit the funeral home website. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. Third Street, Dover, Oh, 44622, or Broadway United Methodist Church, 120 Church Street S.E., New Philadelphia, Oh 44663.

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Born: May 1, 1916
Died: July 1, 2002

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Robert & Jennifer Matthews posted on 7/2/02

Prayers & thoughts are with you & your family. May God Bless.

 

Missey Weaver posted on 7/2/02

Dear Shaffer Family- Our prayers are with you during this time. Myself and Cathy Dunn Had the pleasure of waiting on The Shaffer's for several years We managed the Little Caesars Pizza inside of Kmart. Although we are not able to be with you Your in our Prayers. I'll never forget Dick Just thinking of him makes me smile. I always used to walk up to wait on him and ask him how he was! He said "I'm Mean!" I said I don't beleive that for a minute. Then I started saying then I'm nasty. Mrs. Shaffer always said that what he tells everyone. When they would come in that was always my get away time. We would talk about the Great-grandchildren and also my son. I'll never forget that mischeivous smile of his or the twinkle he got in his eye when he spoke of his family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Missey Weaver & Cathy Dunn

 

T And S Landscaping posted on 7/2/02

Mrs. Shaffer, just wanted to let you know we were thinking of you and your family, and was sorry to here of Richards passing.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Dale H. [Marjorie Snyder] Ranft posted on 7/1/02

Dear Shaffer Family: Sorry we will not get to New Philadelphia for the viewing or service we are thinking about and praying for and with you. LOVE MARJ & DALE

 

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