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Clyde R. Schaffner, 87, of Dalmatia, passed away on Dec. 15, 2017, at the Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township.
He was born in Dalmatia on May 21, 1930, a son of the late Linnie Schaffner and the late Carmie Schaffner. Clyde was employed at Muskin Shoe Factory, and later retired from Kinney Shoe. He was the husband of the late Eleanor Troutman-Schaffner.

Clyde enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was a member of the Lower Mahanoy, Shamokin Dam, and Herndon Fire House, Sunbury Eagles, VFW Diamond Jubilee, Gratz, Alvin Long American Legion, Mandata, and Erdman Sportsman Assoc.

Clyde is survived by his two sons, Brad Schaffner, of Dalmatia, and Lon Schaffner, of Little River, S.C.; two brothers, Derl and Dean Schaffner; five sisters, June Leitzel, Ethel Coleman, Donna Reisch, Sandy Witmer, and Barbra Strohecker; six grandchildren, Julie Rupp, Andrea Troutman, Janelle Schaffner, Heather Masser, Yvonne Brown, Justin Hoy; 10 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Zach, Kara Rupp, Alex, Sean Troutman, Miranda Lark, Calissa, Caitlyn Bowers, Connor Brown, Ella Masser.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at the Trinity United Church of Christ, Dalmatia.

James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow is in charge of the arrangements.
To sign the online guest book, or to post a picture of Clyde, visit www.reedfh.com.
Published on December 15, 2017
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