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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Carlysle Shaffer, 71, of Coudersport and Creekside, PA

CJ - Carlysle J. “Bones” Shaffer

Carlysle Shaffer, 71, of Coudersport and Creekside, PA passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Lady Lake, Florida. 

 In Coudersport he was known as CJ.

He was born January 6, 1943, in Creekside, the son of Jason W. and Annabelle (Craig) Shaffer and was a graduate of Marion Center High School. He served the US Marine Corp from July 1, 1960 to December 14, 1964. He owned and operated Shaffer’s Store in Creekside while working for the US Postal Service as a rural carrier and later serving as the Postmaster of the Creekside Post Office until retiring in 1998.

After retirement he and his wife, Emily spent most of their time in Coudersport. CJ loved the mountains. His passion was hunting in these mountains and his hunting trips to Canada with his three brothers-in-law. He fished in the streams of Potter County and Lake Ontario. He enjoyed his yearly trip to Yellowstone National Park with his brother, Eugene.

CJ started a second career with his brother-in-law, Stan Goodwin at Goodwin & Sons Enterprises for several years.

CJ and Emily had a cabin in the woods where they enjoyed nature, spent time with friends and with Angela and their grandson, Justin. He also treasured the time he spent with his daughter, Julie.

He was a member of the Creekside Hunting Club in Coudersport, a member of the Robert Swanson United States Marine Corp League Detachment 1102 of Mt. Jewett, the VFW, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Creekside Fire Department and the Creekside United Methodist Church.

In the last years, winters were difficult for CJ. He spent them in Florida golfing with his brother, Irwin and brother-in-law, Jack. He enjoyed the sunshine with his sister, Mae and his nieces and nephews and all the folks who ventured to Florida in the winter.

He enjoyed morning coffee with the guys and having a cup with his buddy, Dale Anderson at his garage. In Creekside you could find him at Benamati’s Store. He enjoyed bowling and all things of nature.

CJ was loved by so many and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He had a special talent to entertain others. He was well known for his practical jokes and sense of humor. He had a huge capacity to make others laugh.

Carlysle is survived by his wife, Emily (Goodwin) Shaffer, a daughter, Julie Lipsie (Tom) of Indiana, PA, a step-daughter, Angela Barentine and grandson Justin of Colorado, two brothers, Dr. Irwin Shaffer (Virginia) of Indiana, PA and Dr. Eugene (Karen) Shaffer of Creekside, PA, a sister Thelma “Mae” Roberts (Jack) of Lady Lake, FL, a half-sister Lydia Work (Richard) of New Jersey, half-brother Dr. Wally Shaffer of Philadelphia, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-daughter, Denise Barentine.

If you remember CJ, our hope is that it will be with the sound of laughter.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Creekside United Methodist Church.

1 comment :

tooter said...

Rest in Peace CJ...a wonderful, super guy.