Mary H. Shaffer

Born: Mon., Jan. 16, 1933
Died: Sat., May 30, 2020


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jun. 04, 2020
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 04, 2020
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


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Mary H. Shaffer, 87, lifelong resident of Warren, passed away on Saturday, May 30,2020, at her home, surrounded by family. Mary was born on January 16, 1933, in St. Mary’s, PA, to the late George and Kathryn (Marks) Cottillion. Mary was a graduate of Warren High School and longtime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. She worked as a legal secretary for several years. She loved all children and enjoyed caring for them. She also enjoyed sports, basketball being her all-time favorite. She was love deeply and will be missed dearly. Mary is survived by her husband, Earl Shaffer; children, Craig (Diane) Young, of Cutler Bay, FL, Robert (Melinda) Young, of Hudson, OH, Shirley (Rick) Walker, of Russell, PA, and Michelle (Royce) Blum, of Ludlow, PA; her siblings, John Cottillion, of Warren, Fannie Newmaker, of Warren, Betty Ann Samaris, of NJ, and Teddy Cottillion, of Warren; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by first husband, Mack Young; and her nephew, Stephan Guinta. Friends will be received from 10 am-11 am, at which time a funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Pennsylvania Ave. E. Warren, PA, 16365, with the Rev. Lawrence Scofield, officiating. Burial will take place at the Warren County Memorial Park. The family has requested memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave. Warren, PA, 16365.

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George Samaris
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
It was a blessing to have such a beautiful aunt in my life. I'll always remember the great childhood I enjoyed and the summer trips out to Warren from NJ to visit my aunt and uncle and all the great times we had to share. It always brings a smile to my face whenever I look back on those times. From minor league ball games to the Kinzua Dam trips, Aunt Mary will always have a special place in my heart.

Ruth Anderson Nelson
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Craig and Rob,

I'm not sure if you remember me, but I remember your family well. We are distant cousins; your grandmother Gertie was my grandmother's sister. Your parents were a striking couple, and I recall the fun times we had with them at football games watching you guys play. Your dad and my mom always enjoyed seeing each other. It's difficult to loose your parents, suddenly like your dad or of age like your mom. Know that my thoughts are with you.

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