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Shaffer, Dennis L., 65, Windber, went to be with the Lord on Mar. 19, 2017. Born July 12, 1951 in Johnstown. Son of late Donald Clair and Virginia (Gates) Shaffer. Survived by loving wife of 43 years Linda L. (Thomas), daughter Brenda, wife of Jeff Conjelko, Windber, and son Michael Wayne and wife Jessica (Keirn), Richland. Grandchildren Dyllan, Kaden, Elijah, and Noah. Siblings Debra, wife of Bruce Penrod, Windber and Richard Shaffer and wife Cindy, Hooversville. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Member and deacon at Windber Church of the Brethren. Retired from Verizon. Dennis was an avid fly fisherman. He loved fly tying, rod building and teaching others about fishing. He also enjoyed camping with his family at Ole Bull State Park and vacationing with his wife in Montana, where he enjoyed fishing, and passed his love for fishing onto his son and grandsons. Dennis's favorite sports teams always seem to be wearing blue and white, whether it be Penn State, Duke, or Windber. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Wednesday and from 10 to 10:45 am Thursday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. Funeral will be held at 11 am Thursday at Windber Church of the Brethren. Pastor Joe Brown, officiating. Interment Berkey cemetery, Windber. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Windber Church of the Brethren in memory of Dennis.
Published on March 20, 2017
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