Robert Shaffer, 91


BOCA RATON, FLA. – Robert Leonard Shaffer died Sept. 9 at Hospice by the Sea. He was the husband of the late Thelma (Goldberg) Shaffer. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Edith (Hazen) Shaffer, he had lived in Pawtucket for 65 years before moving to Florida. He was a furniture retailer in Pawtucket for 54 years. 

Robert was a World War II Coast Guard veteran. He was a member and past commander of the Jewish War Veteran’s Post 406, member of the Mason-Jenks Lodge #24 and the Elks Club, all in Pawtucket. In Florida, Robert was a member of the Coronado Ocean Club and social chairman for 9 years and board member for 8 years. 

He was the father of Richard Shaffer of Burlington, Massachusetts, and the late Steven Shaffer. He was the stepfather of Joann Friedman of New York City and Debra Leff of Atlanta, Georgia. He was the grandfather of Ezra, Rebekah, Adina, Sarah and Sasha. He was the great-grandfather of Shira.  

Contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.

obituary, Shaffer