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Jack V. Shaffer

May 28, 1939 August 1, 2014
Jack V. Shaffer
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Jack V. Shaffer 75 of Grafton passed away Friday August 1, 2014 at New Life Hospice in Lorain following a brief illness. He was born May 28, 1939 in Marshallville, Ohio, to the late Lloyd and Lois (nee Jenkins). He married Lesley (nee McCulloch) on February 5, 1962. Jack retired from the Navy as a Master Chief after 24 years, serving in such places as Spain , England , Hawaii , Japan , and Vietnam, earning various commendations and awards. He was also retired from Boening Company and Northrup Grumman Aerospace where he worked as a senior engineer. Jack was a member of VFW post # 1079 , and was a dedicated 32nd Degree Mason. Since retiring, Jack enjoyed playing computer games , keeping up with politics , and telling "old war stories" to his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Lesley (nee McCulloch) of 52 years , daughter Belinda (Paul) Shaffer-Konkel of San Diego, California , son Jason (Artie) Shaffer of Avon Lake , grandchildren PFC Nicholas Shaffer,USMC, of Pensacola, Florida ( formerly of N. Ridgeville,Oh), and Isaac, Ian and Isabella Shaffer all of Avon Lake, sisters Kathleen (Cory) Donaldson of Akron , and Martha Lee Jenkins of Circleville , two brother-in-laws Thomas and Michael McCulloch, numerous nieces and nephews , and Nicholas's mother Maureen. He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Lois (nee Jenkins), his father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Doreen McCulloch, and beloved grandson Jamie Crotty (Belinda's son). Memorial services and burial will be held 11AM Friday August 8, 2014 in Brookdale Cemetery (Oberlin Elyria Rd. Elyria) where full military honors will be provided by VFW post # 1079. Pastor Chuck Behrens Chaplain of the Hospice of the Western Reserve will officiate. The family would like to thank all the members of the staff of Mercy New Life Hospice for their exceptional, loving care. In lieu of flowers family suggests donations to the Friendship Animal Protective League 8303 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed at


11AM Friday August 8, 2014

Brookdale Cemetery (Oberlin - Elyria Rd. , Elyria)




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