Jesse W. Shaffer, 84, of Rocky River, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at St. John West Shore Hospital. He was born March 12, 1929 in McDermott, Ohio. He was a long time resident of the Vermilion – Amherst area.
He was a 30 year employee of Ford Motor – Lorain Assembly Plant, retiring in 1991. He was devoted to his late wife, his children and grandchildren. He was an excellent carpenter, building his first house as a wedding gift to his wife. He was very well versed in the trades, enjoyed golf, and was an excellent bowler.
He is survived by his children, Larry W. (partner Joe Smith), Gary L. (wife Cynthia), Tim (wife Vicki) and Cheryl Szczepanski; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Alyne (nee Gardner) in February of 2013; his parents, George and Cora (nee Hall); and his brothers, Gaylord, Gaythor and Harold.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Kipton Community Church at 1 P.M. Rev. Lee Stull and Rev. Charles Livermore will officiate. The family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Jesse in the church hall immediately following the services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jesse suggested to the Mountain Vision Christmas Fund. Please make checks payable to Kipton Community Church, 511 Church St., Kipton, OH 44049, with Mountain Vision Christmas Fund on the memo line.
Arrangements by The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of South Euclid.