Barbara Shaffer

Barbara Shaffer

Saturday, February 19th, 1938 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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Barbara A. Shaffer (Harvey)—82 of Linwood, NJ—passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 4th in her winter home located in Citrus Woods, Lakeland, FL. Barbara is survived by her husband of 60 years John, their four children: John Jr (Renee) Shaffer, Robyn (David) Devine, Craig (Natalie) Shaffer, and Shannon (Dan) Rothman, by her beloved grandchildren: John III, Croix, Bridget, Hunter, Rylie, Tigue, Abigail, Jack, Lily, Samantha, Keegan and Alexandria; and by her sister, Mary Sue (Charles) Mitke of Mountaintop, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was born and raised in East Stroudsburg, Pa. She attended East Stroudsburg area schools and graduated from Mansfield University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. Barbara married her high school sweetheart, John, weeks after graduating college. John and Barbara moved to South Jersey, where she began her teaching career at Pleasantville High School. She then taught in Somers Point, Northfield and retired in 1999 from Absecon Public Schools. Barbara moved to Linwood, in 1963, where she and John raised their family. Barbara had an immense amount of love for her entire family and enjoyed spending time with all of her children and grandchildren. She loved camping, golfing, bowling, playing pickleball, traveling, craft fairs, attending her grandchildren’s extracurricular activities, sitting on the beach, sharing drinks on the rooftop and balcony, biking on the boardwalk, watching the Phillies and the Eagles play, celebrating the holidays, her Boston Terriers, and she was a phenomenal cook. Barbara always put her best foot forward and was willing to try anything. She was an active member of the Central United Methodist Church, Naomi’s Circle and the Red Hat Society. Her mother, Camille, W. Harvey, father, William M. Harvey, and brother, Scott Harvey, predeceased Barbara in death.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Central Methodist Church in Linwood, NJ. Barbara’s viewing is from 9:00 A.M until 11:00 A.M. A service will be held from 11:00 A.M until 11:40 A.M; a luncheon will follow in Adams Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the AC Humane Society.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Central United Methodist Church
    5 Marvin Ave
    LINWOOD, NJ 08221
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Central United Methodist Church
    5 Marvin Ave
    LINWOOD, NJ 08221
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  • Interment

    Friends Central Cemetery
    Shore Road
    LINWOOD, NJ 08221
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Andrea Cortellessa

Posted at 04:07pm
Robyn and Family-
Was so sad to read of your moms passing; I remember how close you are to both your parents. I am sure this transition to living without her will be a challenging one. My prayers for you are that you find comfort in the endless memories that mom was a part of, the traditions that she instilled...flooding your hearts with gratefulness and promise. Peace to all of you.
The Cortellessa Family

Nancy Kiesling

Posted at 08:34am
Soooooo many memories. Remember when John & barb we’re dating, their wedding, family dinners at Grammy & Grammy Shaffer’s, of course the many family reunions at PVP campground, her broccoli casserole, her care & concern for every member of the family, her remembering every year what Don & I, Donnie & Chris had been up to & asking what we were doing now. Remembering catching her, John, carol and Gerry at the dollar store in the area we lived & not telling us they would be here. Pure embarrassment! Talking to her last fall, in her car because she couldn’t stand at home anymore. She was soooo upset with John. He was cleaning up the yard, picking up sticks, moving trash cans around, said she. Told him to stop it & he wouldn’t. Told him she did not want to lose him, so she left the house to cool off. I told her she’s got to leave him do what he wants, what he thinks he can do and she realized that was true.
As I said soooo many remembrances. we will all miss you Aunt Barb, the most wonderful & caring S

grace henry

Posted at 01:45pm
John & family,
So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Grace Henry

Craig Curry

Posted at 09:23am
Shaffer family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts especially during this difficult time.

God be with you all,
Craig & Kate Curry family

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