Lesley (Rucker) Shaffer, 66, of Youngstown, passed away Wednesday evening, August 1, 2018, with her family and friends by her side.
Lesley will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her caring and fun-loving personalities.
She was born November 29, 1951, in West Virginia, the daughter of Leslie, Jr. and Shelia M. (McRae) Rucker and grew up in Youngstown.
Lesley was a 1969 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.
She was a member of the VFW Post 93 on South Avenue.
She prided herself in being a homemaker and acted as a mother to so many of the kids in the neighborhood which showed her generosity to everyone.
Lesley had many passions throughout her life. She enjoyed playing BINGO with her friends, doing crossword puzzles and playing cards but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Lesley was also an animal lover; especially of her beloved two dogs the late, Satin and Drama.
Her husband, David “Big Dave” F. Shaffer, whom she married October 7, 1972, died July 23, 2011.
She leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories two sons, David Shaffer of Youngstown and Troy Shaffer of Youngstown; two grandchildren, Gavin and Selah; two sisters, Cheryl (Greg) Strichek and Shelly (Matthew) Jones; her long time and best friends, Linda Aaron and Sherry Cowher, along with many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, Lesley was preceded in death by her mother, Shelia and her sister, Anne Banks.
Family and friends may celebrate Lesley’s life on Monday, August 6 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market Street, Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to sign the guest book and send condolences to Lesley’s family.
A television tribute will air Monday, August 6 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.