OBITUARY

Denise L. Shaffer

January 3, 1956March 30, 2021
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Denise L. Shaffer, 65, passed peacefully surrounded by family early Tuesday, March 30, 2021. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1956.

Denise was raised by her parents in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1973. She worked for West Penn Power before marrying Stephen Gaydosh and moving to Fulton, New York. They lived in New York for five years before relocating to Royal Palm Beach, Florida, in 1986. For 31 years, Denise was employed as a Fiscal Specialist II at Palm Tran in West Palm Beach, Florida.

She cherished time with family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed music, knitting and crocheting, reading, traveling, baking and gardening.

Denise is survived by her daughter, Krystin Berntsen and her husband Kyle; grandchildren, Kayden and Kelsey; a brother, Glenn Shaffer; nieces, Michele Napela, Theresa Stiltenpole, Kayla Markle, and Kallie Shaffer, as well as numerous other cousins and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Joyce (Kirchner) Shaffer and her beloved sister, Cynthia Konopka.

Denise was a gentle, yet strong woman who never failed to make those around her feel loved. Sadly, we have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and beloved friend to many. Denise will be greatly missed.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Terrie James

April 8, 2021

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. You will be missed Denise.

Linda Greathouse

April 7, 2021

I am so sorry for Denise's family, I worked at Cotran/Palm Tran with her for 22 years and enjoyed it everyday, Denise was such a special person and we always had such a great time together laughing and enjoying our day at work and after work.
God did a great job making her I'm sorry he wanted her back so soon.
We all love you and you will be MISSED❤

Lili Finke

April 6, 2021

I worked along with Denise for many years at Palm Tran. She was a sweet and caring women who was a hard worker, good friend, and a great listener. Rest in peace my friend.

Kathleen Fabian

April 6, 2021

As Denise's cousin, many times our families visited with each other during our childhood years. Denise was a happy person, very kind and always smiling. We recently caught up with each other in the last few years, and it was so nice to revisit many of the memories from years ago, as well as talk about our current lives in Arizona and Florida. I will miss her and I pray for peace for her family.

Curtis Jones III

April 5, 2021

It was a pleasure working with Denise. She was very kind and pleasant to work with. I'm thankful for having the opportunity to meet her and she will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences and prayers for the family.

Linda Macapayag

April 5, 2021

I only met Denise once or twice, but really liked her. I could tell she was a great lady of integrity. I am sorry I did not get to see her again, but kept up with her on Facebook. I was so excited for her when she retired. Sadly, her retirement was short-lived. I was sad to hear of her passing. Fly high, Denise! Enjoy the concerts in Heaven! My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. I know that she is missed.

Cathy Savage

April 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of Denise's passing. She was a lovable, sweet, and kind person. I will miss her laughter and her great personality. She loved her family and was so engaged with her grandkids. She often talked about all of them to me! Was so proud of them! God Bless you all in this time of sorrow! Cathy Savage.

Erikecal Sheely

April 4, 2021

Im so sorry for your loss,, she was a nice and sweet person. We didnt communicate to much at work but hi and bye with a beautiful smile, but when we retired we talk alots on Facebook I will miss that. RIP DENISE.Amen❤

Cheryl Gardner

April 4, 2021

I met Denise around 1972 on a flight to Hawaii. We soon realized that we attended the same high school. I was on the trip with 2 other girls and Denise was with her Grandma. We soon became fast friends ! Denise was so kind, caring and always had a smile on her face. Over the years we kept in contact via email. I was in awe at the strength she had during her long illness. May she rest in peace. I am so glad I got to know her. Prayers to her family .

Sue Carames

April 4, 2021

I worked with Denise for over 22 years. She was always fun and ready to lend a hand with anything. She left far too young and will be deeply missed.

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