Jack Raymond Shaffer

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  • "Served at the same period 1945-1946 at the USN Staging ans..."
    - Willard Carroll
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    - Patty Brucker
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April 1, 1927 ~ January 20, 2017

Jack Raymond Shaffer, 89, Vancouver, WA, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Jack was born April 1, 1927 in Middletown, OH, the son of LeRoy and Mae (Shifflet) Shaffer. He married Sharon Cooke on December 14, 1949. They were married for 65 years. Sharon preceded Jack in death in 2014. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harry Shaffer; brother, Robert Shaffer; and sister, June Dean. Jack graduated from Vancouver High School and also attended Clark College where he studied photography. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WW II where he was stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. Jack worked in the construction trade, primarily as a home builder and contractor. During most of his life, Jack built many fine homes in the Vancouver and Portland area. He also had a passion for building early American style furniture, crafting hundreds of wood carvings and practiced his artistic skills making beautiful wooden birds, doll houses and other pieces of art. Jack would gift away much of what he created to his family and friends. He had an extensive antique collection that he and Sharon maintained in their beautiful Early American style brick home they built on the historic Evergreen Highway.
Jack is survived by his four sons, Shannon (Gretchen) Shaffer, Kim (Lori) Shaffer, Rennie (Teri) Shaffer, Sean (Dianne) Shaffer; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vivian Mendel. Jack will be dearly missed by so many that he blessed. He would have been 90 years old in April, 2017.
Donations in Jack's honor may be made to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
Please sign Jack's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 7, 2017
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