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Kirby Lee Sheaffer

November 25, 1942 — May 6, 2022

On Friday May 6th, 2022, Kirby Lee Sheaffer, loving husband and father, peacefully passed away at his home at the age of 79.
Kirby was born on November 25th, 1942, in Carlisle to the late Leroy and Ruby (Dromgold) Sheaffer. He graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1960 before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1962. After serving in Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam, he was honorably discharged in 1966. He went to work at Letterkenny Army Depot as a technical writer for over 30 years. In 1981, he married the love of his life, Janice (Beecher) Sheaffer. They had one son, Brett, in 1985 and remained married for 42 years until his passing.
Kirby was a man of few words but many passions. He enjoyed learning “the Hustle” with his wife during the disco boom, attending the Indy 500 with his friends Dick, Bill, and Gary, and was a long-time fan of Roger Staubauch and the Dallas Cowboys.
His greatest passion, however, was his family. They took trips to Disney World, Texas, Topsail Island in North Carolina, and cruises to the Caribbean. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards with his son Brett, driving him around Cumberland County looking for railroad tracks to cross, and religiously attending all his athletic games.
In addition to his parents, Kirby was preceded in death by his sister, Ruthanne. He is survived by his wife Janice, his son Brett, his daughter in law Elizabeth, and two grandsons, Nathan and Emerson.
A viewing will be held from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Carlisle. A funeral service will be held on Friday May 13th, 2022, at 11am at Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Carlisle. Following the funeral, Kirby will be laid to rest at the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory

2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Friday, May 13, 2022

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Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens

1921 Ritner Highway, Carlisle, PA 17013

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