Rosella M. Shaffer

May 9, 2014

Shaffer, Rosella Obituary

Rosella Mae Shaffer, 84, Van Buren Road, Blairs Mills, PA died at 2:17 PM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at J. C. Blair Hospital, Huntingdon, PA.


Born September 2, 1929 in Blairsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank M. and Helen (Podolan) Tirdel.  She was married to Raymond E. Shaffer on November 25, 1948.  After 54 years of marriage, Mr. Shaffer preceded in death on March 21, 2003.  


Mrs. Shaffer is survived by two children: Helen Lorraine Leasure, Blairs Mills and Cynthia Phoebus, Baltimore, MD.  


There are three grandchildren: Kimberly Patch, Auburn, NY; Darryl Leasure, Newark Valley, NY; and Matthew Carraher, Pittsburgh, PA.  


Also surviving are six great grandchildren: Monica Patch, Alexandra Patch, Lucianna Patch, Noah Leasure, Benjamin Leasure, and Alyssa Leasure.


There are two sisters Beatrice McDonald, York, PA and Audrey Holtz, Jekyll Island, GA along with several nieces and nephews.


A homemaker, Mrs. Shaffer was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Shade Gap, PA.


Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the YMCA, Chambersburg, PA for over 15 years.  Three days a week, she enjoyed meeting her friends for swimming, conversation and lunch. She enjoyed cooking and was known by her neighbors for her apple pies and relish.  Mrs. Shaffer was a country music fan and liked shopping at the mall to find a bargain.  She also spent many years traveling with AARP to numerous cultural events.


There will be private family services for Mrs. Shaffer.


Memorial contributions may be made to Orbisonia–Rockhill EMS Service, 110 Valley Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA  17249 or to Shade Gap Area Fire Company, 11880 Neelyton Road, Shade Gap, PA  17255.


Arrangements are by the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA.  


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