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Richard Bernard "Dick" Schaffer, 93, of Vienna, W.Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at his residence.
Born on September 13, 1924, in Cumberland, he was a son of the late William A. and Frances Cecelia (Laing) Schaffer.
Dick attended LaSalle High School in Cumberland and then served as a yeomen 3rd class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired in 1979 from A&P Grocery Company after 33 years of service as a meat cutter and then went on to having a second career as a funeral assistant at Leavitt Funeral Home and Burdette Funeral Homes for 25 years. He was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Vienna, was an avid golfer, and loved to travel.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pauline (Brown) Schaffer; son, Richard Bryan Schaffer (Gia) of Vienna; two daughters, Sharon Houser of Vienna and Janet Jones (Joseph) of Cutler, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kelly Thatcher, Brent Houser, Erin, Patrick, and Megan O'Connor, and Alexandra Schaffer; and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Kathleen Ritterpush, Monica Henderson, Mary Clara Schrack, Angela Wilson, Rea Lueck, and Elrose Phillips; and four brothers, Carl, John, William "Bill", and Joseph Schaffer.
Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, W.Va., with a rosary service at 5 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Vienna, with Father John Gallagher and Dick's nephew, Father Mark Riley concelebrating.
Interment will be in Mt. Carmel with military honors by American Legion Post 15.
The family thanks Amy Boyd, Judy Sayre, Betty Rice, and Housecalls Hospice for their exceptional care.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.
Published on February 16, 2018
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