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John "Jack" F. Shaffer

July 9, 1940 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

John Floyd “Jack” Shaffer, 82, of Johnston township, OH, passed away peacefully at his home on July 23rd 2022.  Jack, the son of John Franklin and Larue Lightner Shaffer, was born July 9, 1940 and spent his formative years in Dixonville, Pennsylvania, 
As a teenager, Jack and his family relocated to Warren, OH, where Jack graduated with the Warren G. Harding High School class of 1958.  
Jack, a lifelong fan of baseball, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates, spent many years playing softball with both the Warren City league and for Republic Steel.  He also was a long time participant in league bowling at Rainbow Lanes, Echo Lanes and Cortland Lanes where he played on teams sponsored by The Moose Lodge and Urchek Auto. In his later years he enjoyed spending time at the casino for the horse races and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
Jack is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jo Ann; his children and stepchildren, John M. Shaffer of Charlotte, NC; Diane (Jayant) Shaffer Saint-Louis of Orlando, FL; Barry Ziegler of Johnston township, OH; Jeff (Audrey) Ziegler of Tampa, FL; Beth (Buck) Propst of Kinsman, OH; and Craig (Kim) Wheeler of Cortland, OH; six grandchildren, Brianna, Kaitlyn, Mason, Maxwell, Jordan, and Allyssa and two great-grandchildren Harper and Avery. Jack is also survived by siblings Lois (Dick) Ross of Wellington, OH, and Gary (Carolyn) Shaffer of Farmington, OH.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Nancy Shaffer and Linda Overmier. A special thank you to the Warren Dialysis Center for caring for Jack in the last year. 
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St.,Kinsman, OH, following which, he will be interred at Johnston Cemetery in Johnston, Ohio. 
Calling hours are on Friday, July 29th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Maplewood Athletic Boosters, C/O Amy Dean, 2414 Greenville Rd., Cortland,OH 44410.
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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman
8569 Main St. P.O. Box 285
Kinsman, OH 44428

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman
8569 Main St. P.O. Box 285
Kinsman, OH 44428

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