James "Buck" Schaffer



"Moundsville Echo" - Died April 9, 2006

     James (Buck) Schaffer, 83, died April 9, 2006 at Mound View Health Care.
     He was born in Cresap, WV, served in World War II aboard the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier "Intrepid" and retired from the Wilkof-Morris Steel Company in Canton, Ohio.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, James Dudley and Gladys (Howard) Schaffer, sister Janet Lewis and brother Lyle Dean Schaffer.
     Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Florence Crow Schaffer, daughters, Sharyn ( Jim) Fink of Brewster, Ohio and Karel(Dave)Jacobs of New Franklin Ohio: grandchildren, Christina (John) Wildes of East Canton, Ohio, Jessica (Spike) Boitnott of East Sparta, Ohio, Kirk (Desa) Jacobs of Penfield, Ohio, and Kim (Kevin) Murphy of Doylestown, Ohio; great grandchildren, Tiffany, Ashley, Abigail, Allison, Brittany, Ryan, all from Ohio; niece Regina Long of Arizona and special niece, Cindy Trent of Moundsville.
     Buck previously lived in Canton, OH and was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple. He returned to Moundsville 13 years ago where he served four years as President of the Marshall County Historical Society. Buck was chosen as the Marshall County West Virginia History Hero in 2002. He attended the Art Williams exercise class at the Simpson United Methodist Church serving as leader for several years.
     At Buck's request, his body was donated to West Virginia University. No services will be held and memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Historical Society.


Jim Schaffer
History Hero, Marshall County Historical Society, 2002.
[Photo by Jim Byer.]


Jim & Florence (right), with friends, Henry & Naomi Hupp, 1999.


Florence & Jim at Wheeling Area Genealogical Society meeting, 2003.

Web page by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.