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Obituary for Melvin D. Shaffer

SHAFFER - Melvin D., 91, Hyasota, died September 28, 2018 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born August 30, 1927 in Hooversville. Son of Lloyd Allen and Malinda Grace (Blough) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents; sisters Ruby Berkebile and Rachel Miller and brothers Clair, Floyd and Ralph. Survived by wife of 69 years Thelma P. (Yoder) Shaffer; sons Dennis married to Debra (Lloyd), Davidsville; Dale married to Gail (Buchanan), Benscreek and Alan married to Helen Garrette, Mechanicsburg; grandchildren Michelle, Jon, Janna, Justin, Ian, Wessley and Mickey; great grandchildren Autumn, Ainsley, Michael, Abigail, Savannah and Amy; brothers Merle and wife Lois (Mishler), Hollsopple and Lloyd, Jr. and wife Lois, Delaware; sisters Eva married to Roy Manges, Arizona and Thelma married to Charles Tyler, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown. Member of Pentecostals of Greater Johnstown, Hollsopple where he served on the board. Melvin was a great story teller who also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Viewing from 6-8PM Monday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville where a service will be held 11AM Tuesday with Rev. Donald Zeek presiding. Interment Blough Mennonite Cemetery. To express condolences, light a candle or order flowers, visit