Helen Schaffer, 85

October 06, 2009

MARCH 23, 1924-SEPT. 11, 2009

SHENANDOAH, Pa. - Helen Schaffer, 85, of Trinity Mission Health & Rehab, Shenandoah, and a former resident of South Jardin Street, Shenandoah, and a long-time resident of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Schuylkill Medical Center, East Norwegian Street, Pottsville, Pa.

She was born March 23, 1924, in Funkstown, Md., to the late Guy and Edna Ridgley.

Her husband, Paul Schaffer, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, James with wife Cindy Schaffer, Shenandoah Heights; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher and Danny Schaffer at home, and Brian with wife Joanne Schaffer, Virginia Beach, Va.; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; and one grandson, James.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Friends and neighbors are asked to call 570-462-2348 for time of services.


Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, PA 17976, 570-462-9333, is in charge of arrangements.

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