Peter J. Schaffnit, 79

FEB. 20, 1934-SEPT. 3, 2013

September 04, 2013
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Peter John Schaffnit, 79, of Hagerstown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.

Born Feb. 20, 1934, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Oscar and Mary (McGee) Schaffnit. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey D. Schaffnit and two sisters, Kathleen Thomas and Josephine Zadai.

Schaffnit was a four-year U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was owner and operator of Duke's Tavern of Hagerstown and had worked as a teller for Off Track Betting in Chambersburg.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Hagerstown; the Knights of Columbus, Pangborn Council No. 1365, Hagerstown; and the American Legion Post No. 202, Williamsport.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary P. (Smith) Schaffnit; one son, Peter J. "Duke" Schaffnit of Hagerstown; one sister, Susie Rowles of Pleasant Hill, Pa.; two grandchildren, Tiah M. Thornton Schaffnit and Elijah I. Schaffnit.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown, is in charge of the arrangements.

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