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Obituary for Herbert L. "Butch" Shaffer

SHAFFER – Herbert L. “Butch”, 72, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, was called home unexpectedly to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ August 18, 2020 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born June 26, 1948 in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County. Son of the late Herbert H. Shaffer and V. Marie (Snyder) Shaffer Eastlake. Survived by loving wife of 52 years Linda A. (Eppley) Shaffer; daughters Heather (Doc) Jones of Burlington Twp., NJ and Katie (Danny) Cochran of Trucksville, PA; grandchildren Chloe Elizabeth Jones, Alex M. Jones IV, Benjamin Herbert Jones, Daniel Ethan Cochran, and Elyza Sage Cochran; sisters Cathie Ann (David) Eppley, Connie Lee (Thomas) Hutchinson and Debbie Lou (Russell) Jackson and several nieces and nephews. Butch was a 1966 graduate of Conemaugh Township High School. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel and the US Postal Service. Member of Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle, Jennerstown and the NRA. He loved to hunt and shoot and take short scenic rides on his Honda VTX. He also enjoyed mentoring his children and grandchildren, especially in the “fine art” of hitting the bullseye with a gun, axe or knife. Butch also baked delicious bread. He will be sadly missed by friends and by the family he so dearly loved. Viewing from 6-8PM Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main Street, Boswell. Viewing also from 10AM until time of service 11AM Saturday at Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle with Pastor Gary Anderson presiding. Interment Thomas Mennonite Cemetery. To express condolences, order flowers or plant a memorial tree, visit