Funeral Services Set for Thursday for Michelle Shafer

by Bill Vint January 15, 2014 03:42

Funeral services will be held Thursday in Elmira, N.Y., for Michelle Shafer, wife of PBA Tour champion Ryan Shafer, who died Sunday at their home in Horseheads, N.Y.

“My beautiful and wonderful wife lost her battle with depression on January 12,” Shafer wrote. “I am devastated and heartbroken. I appreciate all the heartfelt messages I have received. They mean a great deal in this time of grief. I want the players on tour to know that my wife loved them and the PBA staff. That's why she baked cookies, etc., for them. They are our extended family.”

Services Thursday will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Caywood’s Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904. Shafer asked that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in Michelle’s name to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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