Josephine J. Pelc Shaffer

Josephine J. Pelc Shaffer, age 96, of Uniontown, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Marquis Garden Place.  She was born in Smock, PA on August 11, 1925, daughter of the late Andrew Pelc and Catherine Ozug Pelc.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Shaffer; daughter, Karen Jo Shaffer and sisters, Stella Bell and Lillian Sedlock.


Josephine was a member of St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.  She worked as a waitress at Pelc’s Dairy Bar.  Josephine was a charter member of Smithfield Colonial Seniors.


Left to cherish Josephine’s memory are her sons William F. Shaffer, Jr. and wife Mary Ann of Newburg, PA and Robert Shaffer and wife Sara of Easton, PA; grandchildren, Tammi Shaffer Ritter and husband David, William Shaffer, III and Annalise Shaffer and great grandchildren, Nicholas Ritter and Zachery Ritter.           


Arrangements have been entrusted to the FERGUSON-BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC., 78 Main Street, Smithfield, PA where the family will receive friends on Sunday, November 7th from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m.  Visitation will continue in the funeral home on Monday from 8:30 until 9:30. where Prayers of Transfer will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with Father Anthony Cortado as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery.


Donations in memory of Josephine can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.



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