Donald C. Sheffer, 77, of Cochranton, passed away at his home on Friday, June 14, 2013, of natural causes.
Born April 19, 1936, in Victory Heights, Donald was the son of John D. Sheffer and Laree Day of Franklin, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James A. Scheffer and Warren (Duran) Sheffer; his son, Donald E. Sheffer of Tylersburg; and one great-grandson, Brandon Sheffer.
Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Savinna I. (Doverspike) Sheffer, and seven children, John W. Sheffer and wife Hallie of Fairfield, Linda Wareham and husband Ronald of Stoneboro, George C. Sheffer and wife Juanita (Chip) of Greenville, Harry Sheffer and wife Marsha of Smethport, Dale Sheffer of Cochranton, Patricia Paris and husband Tim of Plainfield, Ind., and Mark Sheffer and wife Tabitha of Spring Branch, Texas.
He is additionally survived by 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sheffer retired from Joy Manufacturing after 33 years of service. Donald was a member of the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society and the Nittany Antique Machinery Association. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association, the Mercer County Antique Power Association and the Oil City Cycle Club. He enjoyed gardening and tractor shows. He was also a volunteer for the Utica Volunteer Fire Department.
Friends will be received at Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, today from 3 to 7 p.m.
The family will conduct a funeral on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Knox Union Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Utica Fire Hall and/or the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society.
To send online condolences, flowers, cards or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit gardinierfuneralhome.com.