Henry James “Jim” Shaffer, Jr, 84, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021, at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center in Lebanon, PA.
Jim was born on September 17, 1936, in Scranton, PA. He was the son of the late Henry James Shaffer Sr and Mary V. (Messersmith) McKinney. Jim graduated from Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he played football and baseball. Upon graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Navy serving from (1954-1957), on a submarine rescue ship during the Korean War. He was the former owner and operator of the Lafayette Hotel in Lebanon, and when he wasn’t there you could find him on a local golf course, watching football, or any sporting event on television.
In his younger years, Jim played soccer for the Schaefferstown Barons Soccer Club and played Valley League baseball for the Newmanstown Maroons. Jim loved his family and friends more than anything.
He is survived by his sons, Eric James Shaffer (Wendy), Michael James Shaffer (Mona), granddaughters, Erin Harris (Blake) and Alexis Achenbach (Austin), great-granddaughter Raegan Harris, and sisters, Mary Jo Klopp (Donald) and Genevieve Shaffer.
Jim was preceded in death by his daughter Heidi M. Shyda and grandson Mark Shyda.
The family plans to hold services privately. clauserfh.com