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“It is a sunny day today. I picture you Clancy at the helm, wind in your face. Happy travels my friend. ”
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“Our sincere condolences. Mr. Shaffer was a true friend, corresponding by phone over these past many years. We all have great memories of our...Read More »
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Clarence F. “Clancy” Shaffer, age 99; son of the late Howard E. and Zita A. (Gonsman); beloved husband of the late Gertrude A; dear father of the late Nancy Shaffer Ivanski (Theodore); grandfather of Robert H. Krause (Pamela); brother of the late Vincent and Godfrey Shaffer; uncle and great uncle of many. Clancy passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2001. Clancy was a student of the Pennsylvania State College 1929-1930, Harvard University 1961. He was President and Owner of Shaffer Construction Co. 1930-1939; District Sales Manager & VP of Pitney Bowes 1939-1955; General Sales Manager & VP of Harris Intertype Co. 1960-1961; General Manager Business Machine Division Fairchild Camera & Instrument Co 1961-1963, Vice President 1963-1965; President and Owner of Distributors Associates Leasing and Sales 1966-1975. Clancy was the holder of 18 patents on building industry products, including the centerline sawing system. He was a member of the Presidential Task Force, Republican National Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee. He was well known in the boxing world, where he was a golden glove champion in the heavy weight division in 1927. He was also an accomplished photographer and painter. Later in life he contributed over 500 articles to computer magazines and books and is credited with helping to develop the PC games Jagged Alliance and Druids; Daemons of the Mind. Clancy was an avid sailor, holding memberships in the North American Yacht Racing Union, the Interlake Yachting Association and the Cleveland Yachting Club, recorded the most sail race wins on Lake Erie and sailed every ocean except for the Antarctic. Additionally, he traveled the world. He was 32nd Degree Mason with the Valley of Cleveland lodge for over 60 years. Clancy was a character raised on a foundation of hard work and determination. He was a self made man. In recent years he was often found holding court at Herb’s Tavern or the Cleveland Yachting Club. He will be missed. Memorials may be forwarded to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH. 44194-4924. Memorial Service will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 21369 CENTER RIDGE RD., FAIRVIEW PARK, followed by a time of Fellowship and Celebration of Clancy. Private interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery.

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