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Emory 'Sonny' Shaffer

Emory 'Sonny' Lee Shaffer

Thursday, May 23rd, 1946 - Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Emory 'Sonny' Shaffer,74, of Osceola Mills, formally of Clearfield, died on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Penn Highlands DuBois.

He was born on May 23, 1946 in Clearfield, a son of the late Samuel and Ruth (Shaw) Shaffer.

Sonny enjoyed being a longtime Clearfield Little League coach for various teams. He was also a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and would watch every game.

He was a member of the Clearfield American Legion John Lewis Shade Post #6 , Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 812 , Clearfield Veterans of Foreign Wars F. Michael Sicks Post No. 1785, and the Sons and Daughters of Italy, Clearfield.

Mr. Shaffer served with the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by two daughters, Aimee Harris and husband Raymond, and Bobbi Jo Sherick; a son, Daniel Shaffer and wife Donielle, five grandchildren, Hunter Bloom, Garrett Bloom, Ethan Bloom, Bryant Shaffer, and Breanna Shaffer; a great grandson, Dalton Bloom; two sisters, Nancy Summerfield, and Dorothy Wickwire; numerous nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Tammie Biancuzzo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Debra J. (Learish) Shaffer on February 9, 2008 and whom he wed July 8, 1978.

Funeral services will be held at the Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 11 AM with Seth Beardsley as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield.

Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 4-7 PM and Wednesday from 10-11 AM. Masks or face coverings are recommended.

To sign the on-line guest book go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    113 N. Third Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    113 N. Third Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    113 N. Third Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Mr. Seth Beardsley
  • Interment

    Location
    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Road
    Clearfield, Pennsylvania 16830
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Todd Roessner

Posted at 12:57pm
To the Shaffer family words can not express how deeply sadden we are to learn about Sonny passing. He was and will always be a great man and a great coach for so many years in little league. He will be greatly missed, God Bless all of you and the lord keep you in comfort. May He rest in peace
 
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Nancy Albright Posted at 03:46pm

Many condolences to all. Its hard to imagine him not being here. He never missed a holiday,my birthday or just a quick text to say "hey sweetie". You will be greatly missed Mr. Stevens. (As I'll always remember him by). I love you Emory rest in peace.
 
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Dave Campolong Posted at 08:44pm

Sorry for your loss . Sonny was always there for anyone who wanted to learn baseball .Thanks for the years Coach . Dave &Betsy Campolong
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