Robert (Bob) E. Shaffer, 42, of 15771 Limber Road, Meadville, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at home.
He was born in Meadville on Sept. 26, 1970, a son of Edwin F. and Joyce Burge Shaffer. On Nov. 30, 1991, Bob married Rita F. Jordan; she survives.
He attended Saegertown United Methodist Church.
Bob was employed as an MRI supervisor at Meadville Medical Center, where he was a certified radiology technician in X-ray, CT scan and MRI. He began working there in 2004 after moving back to the Meadville/Saegertown area.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Bob’s 15 years of honorable duty to his country included 10 years of active service, which included time spent in the Persian Gulf War, as well as five years of duty in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Bob loved being outdoors kayaking, hunting, fishing and he particularly enjoyed the experience of skiing in the Swiss Alps while living in Germany. He also enjoyed woodworking and bowling, but what he enjoyed most of all was spending time with his entire family, especially his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Rita, of 21 years, Bob is survived by a son, Jared Shaffer at home; a stepson, Kenny King and his wife, Stacey, of Vermont; three grandchildren Toren, Cyrus and Mia; his parents, Edwin and Joyce Shaffer of Saegertown; a sister, Sandy Peters and her husband, Mark, of Saegertown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jordan Shaffer; his maternal grandparents, Donald and Ruth Burge; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Mildred Shaffer; and maternal stepgrandmother, Isla Burge.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Saegertown United Methodist Church, 630 Euclid Ave., Saegertown, with the Rev. Darrell L. Greenawalt, pastor, officiating.
Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Venango Cemetery.
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