Edward Richie Shafer III

May 10, 1942 - April 7, 2023

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Edward Richie Shafer, III, 80, of Florence, KY, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2023. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Florence, KY, and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Ed worked at First Federal Savings and Loan in Covington, KY as an operations officer and secretary treasurer. He was a former member of the Boone County Planning and Zoning Board and served several years on the Florence Water and Sewer Commission. Ed was preceded in death by his parents: Edward and Helen Shafer, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 60+ years: Barb (Beeg) Shafer; children: David (Dianna) Shafer and Debi (John) Thurza; siblings: Pat (Jill) Shafer and Peggy (the late: Joe) Chalk; grandchildren: Jacob (Ashley) Shafer, Sgt. Kellie Shafer, Morgan Thurza and Erik Thurza and great-grandson: Emmett Shafer. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, April 14, 2023 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 7301 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042 at 11:15 AM. Ed has bequeathed his body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington (Latonia), KY is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to: St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Mike Chapman - Apr 13, 2023
Through the years Ed has enlightened the lives of many and especially in the golf group in Kenton County. He was a pleasure to golf with and will be missed. My sincere condolences.
Jerry turner - Apr 13, 2023
My heart goes out to you and your family.my best wishes for you and your family moving forward.ed will be missed greatly by everyone.our best wishes Lisa and Jerry.
Karie Stegner - Apr 11, 2023
Please extend our deepest sympathy from myself and everyone that Ed worked with at Towne Properties. He was such a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed.
Bob and Mary Luckhardt - Apr 9, 2023
To Barb and family, Our hearts go out to you. Ed will be truly missed. Ed and I had some great times on the golf course.
Michael and Karralea List - Apr 9, 2023
Dear Barb and Family, Michael and I wish to extend out condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are just a phone call away.
Mike Hauer - Apr 9, 2023
It was always a pleasure to play golf with Ed in the Senior Golf League at Kenton County. When I'd ask him how he was hitting "them" he'd say "often". We shared a laugh "often". My sympathies are with his family at this sad time. RIP friend.
Ron & Ruth Meyer - Apr 8, 2023
Barb & Family: So sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. It shows how precious life is. We’re all at that age where we wonder how much time we have left. May God grant you comfort at this sad time.
Lisa Williams - Apr 8, 2023
Barb, David and Dianna, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Love Lisa

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