James L. Shaffer, 67 - Hartville, Ohio

James L. Shaffer, age 67, of Hartville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in the Hospice Care Center in Akron.

He was born in Mt. Zion, WV on January 7, 1947, to the late, Fred C. and Bernice (Wilmoth) Shaffer.

He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 37 years, retiring in 2003. James was a member of North Canton Church of Christ and the United Steel Workers, Local #2 in Akron. He had his private pilot's license and enjoyed gardening, animals and was a beekeeper. Jim loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harlan, Joe and Thomas Shaffer.

Survivors include his loving wife Cynthia Shaffer, whom he married on November 21, 1966; two daughters, Elizabeth (Shon) McKinley of Macedonia, OH and Sara (Gary) Viar of Hudson, OH; grandchildren, Andrew, Lydia, Rebecca and Emma McKinley of Macedonia, OH and Julianna, Trey, Robert and Nevaeh Viar of Hudson, OH; brothers Don (Mary) Shaffer of Cleveland, OH, Paul (Carolyn) Shaffer of Mt. Zion, WV; sister, Kathryn Wilson of Medina, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Ralph White and Dr. Kathie Greene.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1 pm in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, with Minister Ted Blackwood officiating. Burial will follow in Warstler Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 pm and one hour prior to the service from 12-1 pm on Monday at the funeral home.

Those wishing may sign the on-line guestbook at   http://www.reedfuneralhome/