Emery J. Shaffer, Jr.

March 09, 1926 ‒ October 28, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Emery J. Shaffer, Jr. 94, of Galion passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

He was born March 9, 1926 in Galion and was the son of Emery J. Sr. and Tillie E. (Crawford) Shaffer. Emery is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of 75 years, Marjorie Ann (Staub) Shaffer, whom he married on August 19, 1945.

He graduated from Galion High School in 1944 and proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Emery retired from East Manufacturing in Randolph, Ohio where he worked in management. He was a member of First United Church of Christ in Galion, past president of the Galion Booster Club, former member of Crawford County Coon Hunters and Sportsman Club and member of the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 of Galion. Emery was an outdoorsman, especially hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Michael E. Shaffer of Galion; daughter Lynne Goldsmith of Galion; two grandsons Scott Goldsmith and Steve (Kelly) Goldsmith; two great-grandsons, Gavin and Weston Goldsmith; a sister Barbara Keller of Galion and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother; son-in-law Larry Goldsmith and two brothers-in-law Doyle Keller and Eugene Staub.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ or Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

Emery’s family would like to thank Magnolia Terrace and Southern Care Hospice for the great care they gave him.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Emery Shaffer, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.



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  • I enjoyed many wonderful conversations with Emery. He was a kind, gentle man who always had a smile on his face. I will miss him dearly. Prayers and sympathy to his family. I will make sure his Galion Tiger kicker takes his kick in memory of Emery this Friday. As Emery always said, “GALLLLLLLLION TIGGGGGGERS!!!! ” You were and always will be one of my favorite Tigers, Emery.

  • Lynne and family, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Another ’44 classmate has gone to Heaven. Thinking of all of the family.

  • We are so sorry. Yet, we rejoice knowing that he is now at home with Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • Our Dear Neighbor, quiet, gentle and kind, will miss you walking around your yard checking out the butterfly bushes.. Our deepest sympathy to Marjorie, Mike, Lynn and boys. The Clark Family

  • Lynne, so very sorry for you and your family on your Dad’s passing. My prayers are with you all.

    Pat Winters

  • To the Family of Emery J Shaffer Jr,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Emery.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • So sorry for your loss, may the peace of our Lord be with you all. Prayers for healing your hearts as he will be greatly missed.

  • I am sorry to hear of the passing of Emery. I worked for Emery at East Mfg. and by far he was one of the BEST foreman I have ever worked for. I miss working with a man like Emery. My condolences to his family.

  • Debbie and I were so sad to hear of Emery’s passing. We enjoyed the time we had when Emery and you moved to Indianapolis with the “Remco” crew. Renee still has the blanket, booties, and sweater you made for her.

    Jim and Debbie Robinson