John Schiffer

Obituary of John "Bob" Schiffer

John Robert "Bob" Schiffer, Sr., 71, of Simpson, PA, died Friday, October 16, 2020 at home surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.

Born May 18, 1949 in Carbondale, PA, he was the son of the late Frederick Schiffer, Sr. and Elizabeth "Betty" Martinko Schiffer.

Bob was a 1967 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he received the Airman's medal for heroic valor. He had been employed in the auto body industry and was a member of the American Legion, Post 610, Mayfield, PA.

Sandy would like to thank their good friends, Fred Jordan and Mary Beth Hobbs for all their love and support during Bob's illness. Their kindness will be forever remembered.

He is survived by his partner of over 12 years, Sandy Granick; step children: Lisa, Andy and Matt; step grandchildren: Avy and Justice; "the love of his life," a step great granddaughter: Josie; a brother: Theodore Schiffer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister: Peg Galach; and a brother: Frederick Schiffer, Jr.

A graveside service with military honors was held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart, PA.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.

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Saturday
24
October

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Canaan Corners Cemetery
242 Owego Turnpike
Waymart, Pennsylvania, United States
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