Jay R. Shaffer, 84, of Umatilla, went home to the lord May 29th 2020. Jay was born August 5th 1935 in Somerset Pennsylvania. Jay was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed.
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As a teenager, Jay moved to Umatilla Florida with his family. He attended Umatilla High School where he quickly made life long friends and played Varsity football. After graduation, Jay married the love of his life, Theresa Williams and they began a family. Jay then joined the United States Navy where he proudly served 5 years active and 23 years reserved. Jay worked at Electron Machine Corporation for 25 years and then worked at Crown Cork & Seal for 11 years before retiring. After retirement, Jay enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and friends and spending time with his family whom he cherished more than anything.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Theresa R. Shaffer, his daughters, Robin Shaffer Meadors and Sheila Shaffer Busco, his grandchildren, Danielle Ziegenfuss (Zachary), Tyler Busco (Savanna), and Zachary Meadors, his great grandchildren, Kaden Ziegenfuss and Myles Busco, and his sister, Shirley Hampton (Don). He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Beatrice Marteeny Hall & Joseph Hall and his Son, Joseph Keith Shaffer.
In respect to social distancing, a graveside service to honor Jay’s life will be held June 10, 2020, 10am at Lakeside Memory Gardens: 36601 County Rd 19A, Eustis, FL 32726.