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Robert Lloyd Shafer

Monday, June 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church


Robert Lloyd Shafer, 90, of  Greencastle, PA, passed away, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by those who loved him.
Born August 19, 1928 in Hagerstown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Luther Shafer and the late Mollie Lula (Shafer) Smith.

He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1946, after high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. His career was spent in the Wholesale Food Industry, retiring at the age of 75. He was a life long member of Broadfording Bible Brethren Church in Hagerstown, MD, where he was a founding member of Broadfording Christian Academy and  also served on the finance committee. Bob was also a member of the Dixon Troxell American Legion Post 211.

He is survived by his wife Betty Jane Shafer; five sons, Robert Lloyd Shafer, Jr. of Easton, MD, Terry L. Shafer of Mercersburg, PA, James A. Young of East Berlin, PA, Dayle E. (Donna) Shafer of Flower Mound, TX and Jay L. (Darlene) Shafer of Shepherdstown, WV; three daughters, Linda L. Gray and Kimberly A. Young both of Greencastle, PA and Tammy S. Young of St. Thomas, PA; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lee Shafer.

Services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 11:00 am, at Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13523 Broadfording Church Road Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. William H. Freed Jr. officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Broadfording Church Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Broadfording Christian Academy, 13523 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, MD, 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a great man. He was a great Father and Husband. He forged through so much adversity the last years of his life. He adored Betty and loved his family. He treated people with kindness and respect. I will never forget the first Father's Day after my Dad passed away. Bob hugged me and told me that he knew it must have been hard day for for me to celebrate because of the loss of my Father a few months prior. So thoughtful. He always made me feel included and special. He will truly be missed . My deepest condolences to the family. Lean on God for comfort and peace through this very difficult time and reflect on how blessed you are to call him Dad. He will live on through all of you. ~Gratitude for sharing part of the journey~

Renee Rivera Shafer
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Continued... My sympathies to his wife and children. May all who loved him be comforted by sweet memories. God Bless.

Guy Haines
Clear Spring, Maryland

I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Bob Shafer. Although it has been many years since I last saw him, I'll always remember him as a kind, hard-working father who loved his children very much. M

Guy Haines
Clear Spring, Maryland

It’s still such a shock you are gone. I love you with all my heart and miss you more than words can say. You are now whole and not suffering. Watch over all of us Dad but especially the love of your life Mom. Fly high Dad until we meet again. I love you. Your loving daughter, Kim

Kimberly Young
Greencastle, Pa

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