Eugene Marlin Sheaffer

Born: Tue., Dec. 15, 1964
Died: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Gathering of Family & Friends

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 01, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Wed., Mar. 01, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory


4:45 PM Wed., Mar. 01, 2017

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Eugene Marlin Sheaffer

A Good Provider and Loving Husband -

Eugene Marlin Sheaffer, age 52, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, February 23, 2017, a result of a sudden stroke.  Marlin was born on Tuesday, December 15, 1964 in Camp Hill to the late Elmer Eugene Sheaffer and Ruby Mae (Shaffer) Sheaffer.  In addition to his parents, Marlin is preceded in death by his two siblings.

Marlin’s survivors include loving wife of 12 years, Pamela “Pam” Dawn (Cason) Sheaffer; his three children: Clarissa Ryan and her partner, Nathen Burd, and their daughter, Keely of Fleetwood, Codie Smyser of Mechanicsburg, Tyler Smyser of Mechanicsburg; his five siblings; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Jetta.  He was also survived by his mother, Ruby Mae (Shaffer) Sheaffer, who went to be with her husband and son two days after her son’s death.

Marlin attended Susquenita High School and graduated from Cumberland Valley High School.  He was a member of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg and was affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 180.  Marlin loved to work and was employed by Boscov’s for over 28 years and UPS Freight for over 10 years.  He enjoyed playing Cornhole and was known as the Bocce king.  Marlin had a profound love of animals and squirrels held a special place in his heart.  He had an obsession for coffee, which he looked forward to enjoying with his buddies at Sheetz every day.  Marlin was known to crack open a beer on the weekends and he enjoyed eating all types of food.  Most importantly, he was a good provider for his family and was a loving husband.  Marlin was an extremely generous man who will be missed by his family and all of his friends.

All are welcome to join Marlin’s family at his gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 2:30 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor Aaron M. Erdley officiating.

All of Marlin’s family and friends are encouraged to join the family at Stage & Studio Café, next door to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Marlin’s life.  You are encouraged to arrive when you are able and to bring a covered dish or dessert to share.

Contributions in celebration of Marlin’s life can be made to an animal society of the donor’s choosing.

Marlin’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Marlin’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at

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Darwin and Nancy Goss
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
So sorry Pam for your loss.God Bless you and your family.

   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
So sorry for u and the family i worked with Marlin and he was one wonderful person. I worked at colonial park. God bless u and famly.1

Bart and Doris Rehm
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
Roger and Family, Sorry for your loss .RIP Marlin

John & Laura Kunkle
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
Pam and family so sorry for your loss. Marlin was a great guy and he will be missed dearly.. R.I.P Marlin...

Gary and Sue Doney
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
Words cannot convey the sorrow we feel of your loss of Marlin. We have many fond memories of his humor, loving nature, kindness , and his infectious smile and laugh. He will be remembered for all times as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Live among the angels, Marlin, you will be missed.
Love to Pam, Cody and Tyler
Gary & Sue Doney

Anna Marie Seader
   Posted Wed March 01, 2017
I am really sorry about this, Pam. Your husband was a great man and a funny person to talk to. I remember how I mixed up you and Diane's husband one night we were all working together at the deli section and it was probably one of the funniest moments we all had together. I know times can be tough, and this is one of those moments. I am here for you if you ever need me. Prayers to you and your family with love.

Rose Brown, Steelton, PA
   Posted Wed March 01, 2017
Sorry for your loss. I knew Marlin back when we were kid's Will be praying for you all God be with you. He will always be with you in your heart.

Rose Brown, Steelton, PA

Steve & Sandy Showers
   Posted Wed March 01, 2017
Pam, Codie & Tyler:

We are sorry to hear about Marlin, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary Spangenburg
   Posted Thu March 02, 2017
How sorry I was to hear of "Geno's" passing. He was a good "dock buddy" at UPS Freight. He began as a part-time dockworker right before I did. A hard and conscientious worker, always very helpful and willing to lend a hand to his fellow workers. He will be missed by many. I will always remember him for the kind, spirited guy that he was.
RIP "Geno"!

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