Walter H. Shaffer of Mattituck died suddenly April 4, 2017, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 61. He was born in Riverhead May 12, 1955, to Buddy Henry and Irene (Wisniewski) Shaffer and raised in Moriches.
Wally was a retired mechanical technician with Brookhaven National Lab, where he worked from 1980 to 2015.
He enjoyed motorcycles, race cars, classic cars, boating, fishing, hunting and playing softball.
His wife, Susan Jewett Shaffer, said his passion was working with his hands.
Surviving are his wife; sisters, Martha Nielsen of Shirley, Mary Nielsen of Florida, Gina Domino of Myrtle Beach and Debbie Manco of Shirley; cousins Manny Cordeiro of Center Moriches and Leo Borak of Moriches and a godson, Leo Borak Jr. of Moriches.
The family received visitors April 7 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where chapel services took place, officiated by the Rev. John Carrick. Burial will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Center Moriches.
Memorial donations to Katinka House, c/o Southold Town Senior Services, PO Box 85, Mattituck, NY 11952 would be appreciated.
This is a paid notice.