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|NEPA 9/11 ARMY VIETNAM PURPLE HEART FLAGLINE & ESCORT
|Author:||Gas Man [ Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:29 pm ]|
|Post subject:||NEPA 9/11 ARMY VIETNAM PURPLE HEART FLAGLINE & ESCORT|
The family of Sgt Barry L. Schaffer has requested a flag line and escort to his final resting place.
Barry L. Schaffer “Blue Bird” age 74 of Jonas passed away suddenly on Friday, September 6th at St. Luke’s Hospital Monroe Campus in Stroudsburg.
Barry was the loving husband of Maxine (Keiper) Schaffer. They celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary in May.
Barry was born in Jonas on May 27, 1945 son of the late Harold and Joyce (Baumgartner) Schaffer.
Barry was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 and served our country with dedication and courage during the Vietnam War, receiving The Purple Heart and numerous medals of honor.
He had worked at the NJ Zinc Company in Palmerton and later for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a foreman for 32 years until retiring in 2000, during which time he also owned and operated Barry Schaffer Trucking.
He continued his hobby of tree farming at “Little Creek Tree Farm” in Jonas.
Barry will be interred at the Middlecreek Cemetery in Kunkletown.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made In Loving Memory of Barry L. Schaffer to Valor, P.O. Box 315, Brodheadsville, PA 18322.
Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, PA in charge of arrangements.
Rally: Gower Funeral Home's parking lot
1426 US-209, Gilbert PA
Rally time: 0930hrs
Flag line to be in formation by 0950hrs.
Visitation 1000hrs to 1100hrs followed by short service.
Escort to resting place in Kunkletown immediately after
RC: Krete (Beau Pence)
|Author:||Beau Pence [ Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:19 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: NEPA 9/11 ARMY VIETNAM PURPLE HEART FLAGLINE & ESCORT|
Mission complete. A very nice turn out for a work day. Almost two dozen bikes. After the flag line, we escorted Barry, past his home on way to his final resting place. This home he grew up in as a child, and eventually owned and lived in himself his entire life. We stopped, his transport vehicle was opened and his flag covered casket rolled out for a few moments of silence. This hero went home one more time. All were in tears. Special thanks to Common Ground MC, Gilbert Legion Riders, and Pocono Hog Chapter for assisting on such a special mission. Rest in Peace Sir. This was a tough one, but well deserved for such a loved man, and a hero who sacrificed so much.
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