HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Jacqueline “Jackie” Shaffer, 93 of Hermitage, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 4, 2023, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage.

Mrs. Shaffer was born on June 17, 1929, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Orville and Chloie (Livermore) Hutchison

She was a graduate of Sharon High School.

Prior to becoming a wife and mother, Jackie was employed in the offices of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. She was a dedicated homemaker, and the bookkeeper for Shaffer Window Company.

Jackie was a member of the Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

An avid reader, she enjoyed shopping and in her younger years, bowling. Jackie delighted in time spent with her family and friends during trips to Florida, Virginia, Seven Springs and Deep Creek Lake. She and Deane honeymooned at Niagara Falls and attended the New York World’s Fair in 1964. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor, often in the form of one-line-zingers. Everyone looked forward to her legendary potato salad and her classic Christmas cookies.  

Her husband, Deane F. Shaffer, whom she married on November 26, 1953, passed away on July 21, 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane French (Jerry) of Bristow, Virginia; two sons, Terry D. Shaffer, MD (Mary) of Pittsburgh and Jerry Shaffer (Mary) of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Judy Shaffer.

Jackie was preceded in death by her son, Dennis A. Shaffer.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Hickory United Methodist Church, 240 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148; or St. John XXIII Home, 2250 Shenango Valley Fwy., Hermitage, PA 16148.

The Shaffer family is forever grateful to every single member of the exemplary and loving staff in the Personal Care Unit of St. John XXIII Home, Dr. Mathew Crago and his staff and Nancy Balint, Jackie’s devoted caregiver during the pandemic.

Calling hours will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon.

Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, May 5, 2023 in the funeral home, with Rev. David Coul, pastor of Hickory United Methodist Church, officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.

A television tribute will air Tuesday, May 9 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.