Russell Shaffer

SHAFFER, Russell E., Sr., 83, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Bellaire, OH.

Russell was born on September 5, 1929, in Wellsburg, WV. He was the son of the late James and Westie B. (Treadway) Shaffer.

Russell retired after 50 years of service as a Presser at Brooke Glass, Wellsburg, WV. He did many things in life such as golfing, fishing, and sporting events; but above all, he was a dedicated family man.

In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Shaffer, in 1994, three brothers, Lee, Charles, and Donald, two sisters, Mary Smith and Eva Swager.

Russell is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Julia (Aracich) Shaffer, of Wellsburg, WV, who were married on June 4, 1948, two sons, Russell E. (Shelia) Shaffer Jr. and Jack J. (Amy) Shaffer, all of Wellsburg, WV, a daughter, Faith “Faye” (Rick) Shaffer-Ferrell of St. Clairsville, OH, ten grandchildren, Alicia Kusic, Nicole Baker, Jessica Gilbert, Wes Stoner, Brock and Eberle Ferrell, Zak, Colton, and Sandy Shaffer and Chasity Hart, nine great-grandchildern, a brother, Bud Shaffer of Wellsburg, WV, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 24, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Monday, February 25, 2013, from 10 until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main St., Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551.

Interment will follow in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV.

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