Pauline Shaeffer, 95, of Ford City, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Premier Armstrong Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kittanning.
Born August 21, 1923, in Ford City, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose (Boback) Cieply.
Pauline was an active member of and regularly attended St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ford City. Her Ukrainian Catholic faith was a very important part of her life. She retired from the Ford City District Magisterial Office after many years of service as a secretary.
Pauline was a caregiver for many years, first with her brothers and sisters, and then with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She really enjoyed working in her yard.
She is survived by her children, David (Delores) Shaeffer of Ford City, Donna (Michael) Ostrosky of New Kensington, and Victoria Orr of Ford City; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene W. Shaeffer; a grandson, Christopher Yount; and her brothers Paul, Nick, Edward, and Zigmond Cieply; and her sisters, Mary Dibas, Helen Sitch, Ida Grabiec, Frances Wilsoncroft, Stephanie Kovalovsky, Natalie Faykosh, and Sophia Thornton.
At Mrs. Shaeffer's request, there will be no public visitation. Immediate family is welcomed to attend a viewing from 7-9 p.m., Friday, in the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Friends and family are invited to attend Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, with Father John Gribik as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. To send an online condolence to her family, please visit www.welchfh.com.