Michael Stephen Shaffer, 29, Rockwood
Shaffer (November 26, 2012)
Michael Stephen Shaffer, 29, Rockwood, passed on Nov. 24, 2012, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born Aug. 17, 1983, in Somerset, he is the son of Kenneth and Jolinda (Henry) Shaffer of Rockwood. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Walter Shaffer Jr. and Lois Shaffer; and cousin Alicia Henry. Michael is survived by his parents; sister Kirsten Croyle and her husband Devin of Stoystown; maternal grandparents George and Shirley Henry of Rockwood; aunt Robin Shaffer of Bakersville; uncles Stephen Shaffer of Rockwood, Michael Henry and wife Jane of Hagerstown, Md., and Jeff Henry and wife Marla of Somerset; cousins Joshua, Jared, Jason, Matthew and Joel Henry; longtime friend Dr. J. Wallis Marsh; friend and pastor Sherman Berkey; and his dog Milo. Michael enjoyed NASCAR, Oakland Raiders football and spending time with his family, friends and dog. He attended Allegheny College of Maryland. Michael’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses and aides at UPMC, especially Dr. Ivonne Daly. A memorial service will be held Friday at 4 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 2:30 until 4 p.m., at the Berlin Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, pastor Sherman Berkey officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Somerset Humane Society at P.O. Box 182, Somerset, PA 15501 or the Family House, which accepts gifts at www.familyhouse.org. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset. Online condolences may be sent to www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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