Matthew J. Shafer January 4, 1976 - July 21, 2021

Matthew J. Shafer, 45, of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, unexpectedly in his home. He was the husband of Nicole M. (Metzger) Shafer.  They would have celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary this September. Matt was born in Easton a son of Floyd M. and Rosemary (Shivo) Shafer of Williams Township. He was a graduate of Wilson High School Class of 1994, where he was a member of the marching band and cross-country team. He received his degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.  Matt was employed at Crayola as a second shift supervisor. He adored his two boys and never missed an opportunity to teach them something new. Together, they enjoyed gardening, science experiments, and video games. His chef skills were second to none and there’s nothing Matt enjoyed more than cooking for Nicole. A real thrill seeker, Matt loved sky diving, jet skiing, and roller coasters. He enjoyed spending time with his dogs, Ruby, Bowie and Chloe.  Most of all, Matt’s kindness touched everyone who knew him. His generosity had no limits, and he was a cherished friend to all.

Survivors: Wife; parents; sons, Jackson M. and Quinn M. Shafer both at home; sister, Kimberly A. and her husband Jeff Standley of Marion, TX; mother-in-law, Jean Metzger of Macungie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tricia and John Scott, Cheryl and the late John Streeper, Amber and Kyle Jornov, Dale and Nicole Metzger; several nieces and nephews.

Services: A “Celebration of Life” will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 27th in the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 North Krocks Road, Allentown. Friends and family may call from 10:00 -11:00 A.M. Tuesday in the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. for the Jackson and Quinn Shafer Scholarship Fund.

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