Howard C. “Jake” Shaffer, age 87, of Ocean City died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at home. Mr. Shaffer was born in Phoenixville, PA and was the son of the late Howard C. and Ryda M. (Jarvis) Shaffer.
He was retired with 20 years of service from the Town of Ocean City as the Superintendent of Public Works and later was the manager of the Purnell Hotel and worked for the Harrison Group. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Evergreen Masonic Lodge #153, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Boumi Temple, Ocean City Shrine Club and a Gold Badge Member of the Ocean City Vol. Fire Co. were he served for 65 years. He was also a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce R. Shaffer of Ocean City; two sons, Howard R. “Ray” Shaffer of Ocean City and Chris M. Shaffer and wife Tina of Bishopville; three grandchildren, Josh M. Shaffer, Natalie P. Shaffer and Jacob A. Shaffer.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael V. Shaffer and a sister, Alice Faye O'Neil.