Joseph (Ray) Raymond Shaffer Jr., age 75, of Whitehall, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022 in his home.
He was born on February 4, 1947 in Johnstown, PA to Joseph R. Shaffer Sr. and Helen (Hauck) Edwards.
Ray enjoyed going to the shop, traveling, fishing and camping, but what he loved most of all was spending time with his family. For the last 36 years, he made an annual trip to Vintondale, PA where he spent time on the Rager Farm with all of his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by numerous aunts and uncles; his sister, Carol Rhine and brother, Bill Shaffer.
Ray is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; his Aunt Joanne (Honey) and Uncle Ben Rager, Aunt Zoe and Uncle Roger Janis and Uncle Tom Hauck; his siblings, Betty and Tom Rounsley, Kathy and Greg Bobik, Jeff and Mendy Shaffer, Greg and Sue Shaffer, Roger and Ann Shaffer and Donna Shaffer; his five children, Joe Shaffer III and Cheri (Erickson), Kimberly Winker, Christine and Mark Vicary, Robert and Kelli (Henke) and Michelle and Eric Herman. Ray also had 15 grandchildren, Brittney, Brady, Catherine, Courtney, Sarah, Jake, Samantha, Alyssa, Luke, Addison, Emma, Bailey, Allison, Abbigayle and Avvia and four great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Ryan, Everett and Walker to whom he was known as “Pappy”. He will always be remembered as the patriarch of the family.
Ray’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. at Dani’s City Café in Whitehall.
The Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.

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