Sherry LaDonne Shaffer
Sherry LaDonne Shaffer, of Latrobe PA originally from New Paris,
PA has gone to be one of God’s Angels on Saturday March 4,
2023. Born June 24, 1961, and a 1979 graduate of Chestnut
Ridge High School, Sherry is survived by parents Tom and Sandra
Shaffer, daughter Tasha Hammer, partner Russell Rossi, long-
time companion James Sowerbrower, brother Tracy Shaffer and
his wife Angie, sister Stacey Bontrager (Shaffer) and Husband
Gary. She was preceded in death by sister Shelley Heider
Sherry worked professionally for the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania for the last 24 years as a devoted employee at
DCNR State Parks followed by the Department of Human Services
Office of Budget. Sherry had a great love for the sights, sounds,
and feel of the outdoors and maintained a healthy lifestyle by
walking at every chance and playing pickleball. Sherry loved
spending time with family and friends especially daughter and best
Sherry loved the Lord and had many detailed memories of learning
God’s Word at Bible School during her youth. Sherry had a love
for life and was always happy and cheerful. All those who knew
her often remarked “She is so sweet.” as a testament to her kind
and cheerful personality. Her light will forever shine in those she
Friends and family will be received at the J. Edward Blackburn
Funeral Home on Tuesday March 7 th from 5-7 PM and Wednesday
March 8 th at 10:00 AM until the hour of the Funeral Service at
11:00 AM with Pastor Eric Larson Officiating at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.
Burial will be at
Online condolences may be expressed at www.jedwardblackburnfh.com.
Arrangements by the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.
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