Stanley James Shaffern
J, Shaffern Stanley J. Shaffern, 68, of Six Mile Run, died at his home at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 1981 following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 15, 1912 in Six Mile Run, he was the son of Andrew and Mary Shaffern. Following the death of his parents, he was raised in the home of Joseph and Helen Yamaof Six Mile Run. He was united In marriage to the former Margaret A. Figard on Dec. 6, 1936 at Six Mile Run. She preceded him in death on Aug. 12,1980. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Norman (Joan) Ross, Mrs. James (June) Kuklo, Mrs. John (Judy) Houck, Stanley Shaffern and James Shaffern, all of Six Mile Run; Mrs. David (Phyllis) Sgrinoli, Carlisle; and Mrs. Jean Wright, Saxton; 16 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Louis (Stella) Soldinski of Utica, Michigan; Mrs. Augustus (Bertha) Slaypol of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mary Ulasky and Mrs. Katherine Conn, both of Windber; Joseph Shaffern of York; Peter Schaffern of Philadelphia; and Frank Shaffron of Six Mile Run. A grandchild preceded him in death. Mr. Shaffern was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Dudley. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a life member of Post 1754 Standing Stone Veterans of Foreign Wars, Huntingdon; the American Legion in Huntingdon; and the Six Mile Run American Legion Post 556. A former coal miner, Mr. Shaffern was last employed by G.M.&A. Coal Company .of Wood. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1968 and of Local 419 Construction Workers of Western Pennsylvania. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Dudley, with the Rev. Father Joseph J. Bender as celebrant. Interment will be made in Bedford Memorial Park. Graveside military memorial services will be conducted by the Six Mile Run American Legion Post 556. Friends will be received at the Albert N. Masood Funeral Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A wake service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.