Industry News

Shaffer Manufacturing founder Donald R. Shaffer dies

April 15, 2013

Donald R. Shaffer of Sidney, Ohio, died April 12 at the age of 87.

Shaffer founded Shaffer Manufacturing Corp. in 1986, after serving as vice president and general manager of Peerless and vice president and general manager of the BE/W Mixer Division in Sidney.

Shaffer was a World War II Navy veteran who served on the USS Cowpens (CVL 25) in the Pacific. He was a life member of the Sidney American Legion, AMVETS and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges at Indian Lake, Ohio. In addition, he was a former member of the Sidney Rotary Club; former board member of the Sidney-Shelby Co. Chamber of Commerce; and a member of The First Christian Church.

Shaffer is survived by his wife, Sarah; sons Mike and Steve and their wives, Patti and Cindy, respectively; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Becky) Ewing; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Bagwell.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. Burial with full military honors provided by the Sidney American Legion Post 217 will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.

The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Shaffer. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shaffer family at Cromes Funeral Home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 Bakery of the Year: Capistrano's Wholesale Bakery, Phoenix AZ

Here’s a look at Capistrano’s Bakery, our 2014 Bakery of the Year.

11/7/13 2:00 pm EST

Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

National Pizza Month

October is National Pizza Month! Where do you go to grab a slice (or two) of your favorite pie?
View Results Poll Archive

THE SNACK AND BAKERY STORE

organic-production-&-food-q.gif
Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis

Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings.  The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook IconTwitter IconYoutube IconLinkedIn Icon

The Weekly Mix

Operations Weekly Logo

Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.

Sign up today!