Clair (Tom) Daniel Sheaffer, age 73, of Chambersburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Laurel Lakes Rehab and Wellness Center.

He was born Aug. 23, 1947, in Wenksville, the child of the late Daniel Bruce and Elsie Anna-Elizabeth (Koontz) Sheaffer.

Clair attended Biglerville High School and worked as a trucker from town to town for years. He was also employed at Dickinson’s College for many years working as a builder and groundskeeper. He loved to plant flowers, especially red roses. Clair was an avid sports player including baseball, football, and his favorite was bowling. A good night for Clair was at Park Lanes Bowling Alley in Shippensburg. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his soul companion of 45 years, Susie Jean Custer of Shippensburg; his son, Thom Sheaffer and wife Christine of Etters, Pa.; his two stepsons, Jason Custer of Shippensburg, Pa., and Dwayne Custer of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janet McGuirk and Jean Klinedinst. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Sheaffer; and sister, Marie Hess.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg.

A public viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. A reception at the funeral home will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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