CUMBERLAND – Gerald K. Shaffer, 87, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, with his family by his side, after a brief illness.

Gerald served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. He then worked for Kelly Springfield Tire Company, and eventually retired. After retirement, he and his wife started a surplus company.

He was a member of the EAA, Patmos Lodge No. 70, and the Roy Rogers Coffee Clutch.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vera Shaffer; a son, Mark Shaffer and wife Debra, of Round Rock, Texas; and a daughter, Denise Jaynes and husband Roger, of Jessup, Maryland.

According to his wishes, he will be cremated with no public services. His remains will be spread at a favorite location.

Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. is assisting the family with the cremation arrangements.

For his friends and family wishing to remember him, in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

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