CHAMPION, Ohio – George A. Sheffar, 82, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016, at Park Vista in Youngstown due to complications from a stroke.
George was born July 5, 1934, in Five Points, Washington Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Wilbur and Grace Lohr Sheffar.
He was a 1953 graduate of Indiana High School in Pennsylvania. After coming to Youngstown in June, 1953, George completed a 5-year Welding Apprenticeship Certification at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson, SC from 1958-60, attaining the rank of PFC.
He retired as a Welder from Copperweld Steel Corp. in 1997 after 30 years of service.
George was of the Catholic Faith and attended St. William Church in Champion where he served as a Head Usher and was a member of the Golden Agers and the NAIM Club.
He enjoyed traveling, watching sports and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers.
On November 22, 1956, he married Maxine Eileen Rostan, who preceded him in death on June 3, 1991. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Hale Sheffar and by a sister, Lucille Shimps.
He is survived by his three children, Robert (Susanna) Sheffar of Rockville, Maryland, Lisa Sheffar (Renee D’Amico) of Wooster and Michael Sheffar of Champion; as well as two grandchildren, William Sheffar and Susanna Jhardon both of Rockville, Maryland. George is also survived by his very special friend and companion, Jean Dubois, who brought him great joy and profoundly enriched his life. Together they enjoyed wintering in Florida and traveling the world.
Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. at St. William Church, 5411 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, with Rev. Michael D. Balash officiating.
Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made in George’s name to Sisters of Notre Dame 13000 Auburn Road Chardon, Ohio 44024.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Rd. NE Warren, Ohio 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Sheffar family.
A television tribute will air Thursday, October 27 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.