- Grove City, Pennsylvania

January 29, 2013

John K. Shaffer

Rhema Christian grad attended Bethany Presby

Allied News

PITTSBURGH — John K. Shaffer of 716 Theresa Ave., Hermitage, passed away at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, from complications of acute leukemia. He was 28.

Mr. Shaffer was born Jan. 9, 1984, in Greenville, a son of Kenneth E. and Cathy A. Hutson Shaffer.

John was a graduate of the former Rhema Christian Academy in New Wilmington, then graduated with a degree in business management from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

He attended Bethany Presbyterian Church, Mercer.

John had worked in management at the Rennisance Hotel, West Chester, N.Y. Previously he had worked in management at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Pittsburgh.

John enjoyed working with computers, reading and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Hermitage; and his sister, Mindy Crenshaw, Sacremento, Calif.; along with an aunt and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends are invited to call from 1 p.m. to time of service Thursday (1-10-13) in Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon.

Condolences to the family may be made by visiting

Memorial service at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. F. Stanley Keehlwetter, dean of chapel at Grove City College, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Clarion University in care of Seifert-Mooney Center for Advancement, 840 Wood St., Clarion, PA 16214-1232; or  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western PA Chapter, 333 E. Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Published Jan. 9, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201-A Erie St., Grove City.