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Geraldine N. Schaffer, 86, of 8 Foresman Road, New Columbia, passed away Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. She was residing with her nephew, Timothy Emery, his wife Tina, and great-nephew, Tyler Emery

Geraldine was born in her great-grandmother's home, Jan. 16, 1931, a daughter of the late Homer S. and Alma P. (Henninger) Schaffer.

She was a graduate of the Halifax High School and was a registered nurse her entire life, working at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Hospital, Harrisburg Polyclinic and Milton Hershey School.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Hershey, enjoyed collectables, and loved crossword puzzles and game shows.

Surviving are two brothers, Irving and Jean Schaffer and Franklin Shaffer; one sister, Doris and Harry Emery; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Schaffer Jr. and Keith J. Schaffer; and a sister, Katherine Krum.

Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Twin Hills Memorial Park Chapel in the Mount View Mausoleum, 3332 Lycoming Mall Drive, Muncy, when the funeral will begin with entombment to follow.

The family will provide flowers and asks that donations in Geraldine's memory be made to the First United Methodist Church, 64 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, PA 17033.

Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg.
Published on May 6, 2017
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