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Edwin Robert Shaffer Jr.

Mr. Edwin Robert Shaffer Jr. of 1079 High Rock Road, Vernon Hill died Wednesday, Feb.15, 2012, at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Baltimore, Md. on Jan. 22, 1937 and was 75 years of age. He was the son of the late Edwin Robert Shaffer Sr. and Elsie Troutman Shaffer and is survived by his wife, RoseMarie Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a member of Faith Community Church, a U.S. Navy veteran and was an architectural engineer with Bethlehem Steel for 32 years. He was an avid hunter, and was also retired from the Baltimore Maritime Museum after 15 years, where he was the maintenance supervisor.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Laurie Wright and husband Jim of Niles, Ohio; three sons, Jeff Shaffer of Greensboro, N.C., David Shaffer of Akron, Ohio and Eric Shaffer and wife Desiree of Vernon Hill; one step-daughter, Dawn Churchill of Lexington Park, Md.; one stepson, John Reidell and wife Salina of Pasadena, Md.; 10 grandchildren, Dominique, Dalton, Chase, Taylor and Jeff Shaffer, Nick Gessler, John Robert, Stephanie, Noah and Nicholas Reidell.

Funeral services for Mr. Shaffer will be held at Powell Funeral Home chapel Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. with the Pastor Dane Skelton officiating. Burial will follow.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.