Funeral services will be held over the weekend for former Village of Owego Mayor Dr. John Shafer.

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Robert Hoetink

According to the obituary placed by the family, Shafer, who served four terms as Mayor of Owego and one term as Trstee, passed away May 1 at the age of 84.

Shafer was credited with a number of revitalization projects and participated in community service projects his entire life.

Family will receive friends May 4 fro 3-5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Union Church at 90 North Avenue, Owego with Memorial Services May 5 at 2 p.m at the church.

The family says memorial donations can be made to the Coburn Free Library elevator fund, 275 Main Street, Owego 13827.

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