2008-08-21 / Obituaries

Charles L. Shaffer, 56

Charles L. Shaffer, 56, of 14 Bow St., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at home. He was the husband of Joan (Gaudlap) Shaffer.

He was a son of the late Charles L. Shaffer and Barbara (Castricone) Norris, who survives him with her husband Archie Norris of Rehoboth, Mass.

He was a self-employed master carpenter specializing in fine finish work. On weekends and for special events he was a shuttle bus

driver for Conanicut Marine Services.

He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed the outdoors, camping and enjoyed evening rides with his wife around the North End of the island to count the deer. Their record was 42 in one evening.

He adored his family and friends and was always willing to help others at a moments notice.

Besides his wife and parents, he leaves two step-sons, Earle S. Sharpe and Benjamin Arthur Sharpe, both of West Kingston; a brother, Marcus Norris; a sister, Lori Ann Norris Ristine, both of Massachusetts; a niece, Sarah Ann Ristine; a nephew, Spencer Norris Ristine; and an aunt Lois Smith of West Kingston.

A memorial service was held yesterday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Charlie Shaffer Fund, c/o Donna Wood, 51 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835 will be appreciated.

Arrangements were by Fagan- Quinn Funeral Home.

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