Daniel  C. Shaffer

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Daniel C. Shaffer

Daniel C. Shaffer "Farmer Dan", 55, of Shelocta, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, PA.

He was born on July 17, 1967 in Kittanning, PA the son of Wallace C. Shaffer, Jr. and Donna (Beck) Shaffer Minich.

Dan graduated from Lenape Vo-Tech and from Val Tech with an Associate's Degree. He was employed for over 35 years with Cleveland Brothers as a hydraulic diesel technician. Daniel was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church of Ford City.

Dan loved his Harley and riding with Cynthia, he always said "it's not the destination, it's the ride". He enjoyed bowling, softball, baseball, and hunting. Dan was always the first in the family to get a buck and it was always the biggest. He loved building demo cars with his son, Ben and watching Ben in demos. He enjoyed playing drums with his son, Joshua, 80's music, especially ZZ Top. He often said "there is no price on fun". Dan loved walking his grand puppies, Diesel and Daisy. He will be terribly missed and lovingly remembered for his "Dan-isms" and for giving everyone a nickname.

His memory will be cherished by his loving wife, Cynthia M. (Retter) Shaffer, whom he married on June 2, 1990; his mother Donna Minich of Ford City; his sons, Joshua Shaffer of Baltimore, MD and Benjamin (Jaden) Shaffer of Indiana, PA; brother, Craig W. (Penny) Minich of Ford City; brother-in-law, David E.(Danielle) Retter Jr. of Vandergrift; sister, Toni A. (Deron) Grafton of Kittanning; nieces and nephews, Lexie, Kendra, Derek, Austin, Jaysa, Kylie and Abbie; his in-laws, Dave and Sheila Retter of Vandergrift; and many special friends who have become family. Daniel was expecting his first grandson in June.

He is preceded in death by his father; and his step-father, James A. "Jim" Minich.

Even in death, Dan was still giving to others; he saved two people through organ donation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Daniel's memory to a charity of one's choice.

A celebration of life will be held on his birthday.

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Daniel  C. Shaffer