Originally created 10/26/01

Mr. Robert Shafer



NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Died Wednesday at his residence, Mr. Robert Lee Shafer, 52, of Cherryvale Ave., New Ellenton, loving husband of Virginia Vandiford Shafer and beloved father of Teresa of Shackleton, Aiken, Crystal Benoit, Warrenville, and Freddie Shafer, Aiken. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Cole Shafer, Levi Shackleton; a sister, Janet Russell, Conn.; two brothers, Charles Shafer, N.C. and Richard Shafer, North Augusta. Mr. Shafer was a maintenance superintendent for Valmet Industries, a volunteer for New Ellenton Police Dept. and Aiken Rescue Squad. He was an Air Force Veteran of Vietnam. A Christian wake will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Friday at Shellhouse Funeral Home. Friends are invited to remain after the service as the family will receive until 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 27 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church with Monsignor Thomas A. Evatt celebrant. Final prayers and commendations will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be the New Ellenton Police Dept. Honorary pallbearers will be Aiken Rescue Squad. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box K, Aiken, SC 29802. Shellhouse Funeral Home Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC. 642-3456. The Augusta Chronicle October 26, 2001