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Helen M. Swingle Shaffer

June 30, 1916 - January 11, 2015


Sayre, PA

Date of Death:

January 11, 2015



Birth Date:

June 30, 1916

Birth Place:

Sayre, PA

Service Information:

Private at the convenience of the family


Private at the convenience of the family


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Helen M. Swingle Shaffer

Helen M. Swingle Shaffer, 98, passed away January 11, 2015. She was born in Sayre and graduated from Sayre High School class of 1935. Helen loved attending Senior Citizens and Red Hats and playing cards with her friends. Helen was a member of the Valley United Presbyterian Church.

She was predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Ethel Loomis Gardner, brothers Howard Gardner and Eugene Gardner, Jr. and husbands John Swingle and Robert Shaffer. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Cheryl Markle of Baldwinsville, NY, and John (Jack) and Barbara Swingle of Athens; grandchildren Gary Scott Markle and his wife Ann of Liverpool, NY, and Kelly Loiacono and her husband Tony of Baldwinsville, NY; one great- grandson Derek Markle; one brother Stanley Gardner of Bethlehem, PA; and special friend Helen Seibel of Sayre as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Private services will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with the Rev. Diane Bentley officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Burial will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Helen's family in "obituaries" at or visit our Facebook Page. 

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