Dr. Kevin E. Shafer, 61, of Mifflinburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Heritage Springs Memory Center, Lewisburg, ending a long illness.
He was born Oct. 27, 1954, a son of the late Edith (Morgan) and Earl Shafer and was raised in Belvidere, N.J.
Dr. Shafer resided in Mifflinburg for 23 years and was a dedicated family practice physician in Middleburg and was on the medical staff at Evangelical Hospital.
He graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown with a bachelor of science degree. Upon graduation, he attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a member of the charter class. He was an intern at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J., followed by a residency at Rocky Mountain Hospital in Denver, Colo. The four years that followed were spent in Julesburg, Colo., where he was the only doctor for 40 miles. Returning to the east coast, he practiced medicine in Berwick for six years and then came to this area.
Dr. Shafer's great pleasure in life was being in the mountains. In better times he was an avid sportsman, skilled in archery, rifle hunting, and catch and release fly fishing. He also enjoyed and looked forward to annual family vacations to interesting destinations around the world.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Kathleen (Master); daughter, Kara S. Sauers and husband Jeremy, of Mercersburg; daughter, Kylie M. Fetterolf and husband, Cody, of Beavertown; stepdaughter, Patricia K. Golla and husband Scott, of Gibsonia; and stepson, Scott Kubovsak, of New York; grandchildren, Eli and Hayden Sauers, Jackson Fetterolf, and Devin, Caitlin, and Lauren Golla.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Shafer Hausamann, of White Township, N.J.; and one brother, Dennis Shafer at birth.
At the request of the deceased there will be no public funeral. Other wishes will be carried out by the family.
In lieu of expressions of condolence, the family would appreciate donations to Evangelical Hospice, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
Arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.
Published on  August 23, 2016