John E. Shaffer Jr.

Feb. 17, 1951 – July 10, 2020


John E. Shaffer Jr., 69, Alexandria, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by loved ones on Friday.

He was born in Altoona, son of Vera and John E. Shaffer Sr. He is survived by his wife, Marie Shaffer, whom he married in 2001.

John was from a large family and is also survived by his siblings: Ron, Dan, Greg, Tim, Robert, Dave, Paul and Liz; his children: Amy, Jonathan, Steve, Sam and Zane; grandchildren: Reo, Brandon, Shawnda, Michael, Savanah, Joseph, Clayton, Claudia, Camile, Gabriel, Maya, Kieley and Eva; and great-grandchildren: Aiden, Alex, Alijah, Brody, Liam, Tyson and Cassidy. His family also extended to France, where Marie’s parents and siblings embraced him wholeheartedly.

He thoroughly enjoyed his travels through Europe. John was an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time outdoors hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was an accomplished scuba diver who penned a book about diving in Raystown Lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Boy Scout Troop 24 of Alexandria, and sent to Lori Hawn, 8987 Ewing Road, Petersburg, PA 16669.