Calling Hours:
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 3:00pm
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery

Robert J. Shaffer, age 90, of Warren, OH, formerly of Kinsman, OH, passed away Friday morning, November 16, 2018 in his residence.

He was born in Raccine, WI on March 22, 1928 to Louis and Ethel (Bortmes) Shaffer. He was 1946 graduate of St. Michael High School and had attended Thiel College. Bob was employed for over thirty years as a Draftsman at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. Transformer Plant in Sharon and after his retirement he worked as a courier for Bank One in Ohio.

As a devoted Catholic, he was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, and he taught CCD classes at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. In addition he coached 7th and 8th grade football for many years at Sts. Peter and Paul School and Warren JFK. Bob was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pirates Fan and he also enjoyed hunting and farming.

On September 25, 1947 he married the love of his life, the former Esther B. Clark, she passed away on October 17, 2016. Together Bob and Esther raised fifteen children on a strong Catholic faith. Now they are reunited in Heaven after sixty-nine wonderful years of marriage.

Survivors include, eight daughters; Iris Tonty of Sharon, Judy Stefan and her husband Robert of Champion, OH, Patricia Martinec and her husband Carl of Cortland, OH, Mary Beth Millard of Farmdale, OH, Barbara Goncz and her fiance John Baciu of Warren, OH, Jeanne Thornton and her companion Jamie Hovance of Savannah, GA, Mary Catherine Nahod and her husband Bill of Farmdale, OH and Lisa Houser and her husband TJ of Savannah, GA; six sons; Mark Shaffer and his wife Shari of Kinsman,OH, James Shaffer and his wife Anita of Warren, OH, John Shaffer and his wife Katie of Truckee, CA, Paul Shaffer and his wife Kathy of Warren, OH, John Ballano and his wife Geri of Roscoe, IL and Samuel Ballano and his wife Michelle of Rockton, IL; forty-four grandchildren, fifty-six great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a daughter-in-law; Lisa Shaffer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son; Robert Shaffer, two grandchildren; Mary Lisa Shaffer and Trish Thornton, a great grandson; Travis Shaffer, two brothers; Bill Shaffer and Joe Shaffer and three sisters; Helen Yaremko, Catherine Junk and Mary Lou White.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 65 N. High St., Greenville.



  1. Mary Jo Lipani Mary Jo Lipani
    November 18, 2018    

    Bob was a wonderful Catholic man and proud Saint Michael alumnus. We will miss his presence at the reunion. Our sympathy to all the family.

  2. Tom DiDay Tom DiDay
    November 18, 2018    

    My condolences to the entire Shaffer family. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  3. Brenda Kretser Brenda Kretser
    November 18, 2018    

    My sincere sympathies to the entire Shaffer family. Sorry for the loss of your father, Barb.

  4. Cherry Bellas Cherry Bellas
    November 18, 2018    

    My deepest sympathies to the Staffers. Sorry for your loss of such a great man.

  5. Darlene Mink-Crouse Darlene Mink-Crouse
    November 18, 2018    

    Mr. Robert Shaffer was such a great gentleman and the pillar of his family & community. We are sorry for your loss. God Bless you & yours,
    Darlene Mink-Crouse & Dan Crouse.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 19, 2018    

    A great man who raised a great family and taught them the right way and the classy way. My prayers are with all of you ! God bless!

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 19, 2018    

    Gene Yannucci thoughts and prayers are above.

  8. Joan Thomas Joan Thomas
    November 19, 2018    

    We love all the Shaffer family, we are sorry for your loss of your dad, he was a super guy as was your wonderful Mom.
    Much love to all of you.
    The (Lagnese) Thomas family.

  9. Greg & Cathie Lazor Greg & Cathie Lazor
    November 20, 2018    

    Our Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Shaffer Family with the passing of your Father. I am sure you that have many fond memories of him and please cherish them in the days to come. He will be remembered in our prayers.

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