Jackie Schaffer

Jackie Schaffer, 51, passed away peacefully with family at her side after a short battle with cancer on November 1st, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her mother and best friend Phyllis “Flip” Ferris, and her dog Bubby.

Jackie is survived by her son Kristopher Schaffer; her grand-dog Sapphire; her father David Ferris; sister Michelle Schaffer; brothers Billy Schaffer and Danny Ferris; nephew and nieces, Brett Schaffer (Reagan Ball), Brittiny Blodgett (Camden Lawrence), Alicia (Kevin) Gallagher, and Nicole Jimerson; and 5 ½ great nieces and nephews.

Jackie was born April 19th, 1969 in Urbana, NY. The most important thing to Jackie was her family. She treasured her son and loved her nephew and nieces like her children. Jackie cared deeply, pouring herself into caring for the ones she loved. She baked delicious treats, especially around the holidays (Super Bowl included). She loved dogs, being warm, spending time at the family cabin, buying birthday and Christmas gifts for the children in her life, traveling, football, and having a good laugh with her friends and family. She hated winter so it was fitting that she left us on the night of the first snow.

Jackie was beloved by many and will be sorely missed.

There will be no prior calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagles Autism Foundation https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/eaglesautismfoundation/.

2 Responses to “Jackie Schaffer”

  1. Cara Powell says:

    My prayers are with you and your family at this time. I haven’t seen Jackie in years but have many memories of sun filled summers boating and water skiing with her on Keuka Lake. Her love of life was contagious. Her mischievous nature led us down paths of great adventure commonly sought after in youth. As I fondly look back they leave me with a devilish smile.

    There is a new star in the heavens tonight one I will never forget!

  2. Jessica coombs says:

    I was so sad to read this. The short time I had the honor of knowing Jackie, she proved to be a loving, compassionate, truly amazing person and friend al the way around. My prayers and condolences go to the family. I know how close they were and can only imagine how hard this has been. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.