Clarence P. Shambaugh

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Aug. 24, 2012
Funeral services for Clarence P. “Shammy” Shambaugh, 97 year old Buffalo, Wyoming resident who passed away early Saturday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be held from the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, Ohio. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday and from the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia, Ohio .
Donations may be made in Mr. Shambaugh’s memory to the Suzie Bowling Lawrence Hospice or the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming 82834.
Clarence Paul Shambaugh was born on December 10, 1914 in Wooster, Ohio to Floyd and Zada Shambaugh. He grew up and received his education in Wooster and graduated from Wooster High School. In the late 1930’s played semi professional baseball in Ohio and Louisiana for both the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals. He signed a contract to pitch professionally for the Cleveland Indians but opted out of that to join the Ohio Highway Patrol. He was a member of the 12th academy class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He took time off from his highway patrol duties to serve with the U.S. Army Air Corp as an M.P. in England, Belgium and France. After the war he was married on Sept. 1st, 1946 in Leetonia, Ohio to Billie Jo Sauerwein and they made their home in various parts of Ohio while Shammy worked for the highway patrol. In 1953 he received a Citation of Merit from the Youngstown Crime Clinic for his work in law enforcement. He retired from the Highway Patrol in 1967 as a Captain in charge of enforcement and aviation for the State of Ohio. After retirement from the Highway Patrol he went to work as a safety director for Lakeshore Motor Freight in Girard, Ohio. After retiring from Lakeshore he and Billie Jo stayed in Girard. Billie Jo passed away in November of 2007 and Shammy moved to Buffalo to with his daughter and her husband.
He loved spending time in the mountains and watching wildlife with his friend Bob Schettig.
He is survived by one daughter Jacqueline Breznai and her husband Joseph of Buffalo; two grandchildren Jennifer Jorinigan and her husband Jeff of Warren, Ohio and Christopher Breznai with the U.S. Navy in Bremerton, Washington; three great grandchildren, Seth, McKayla and Roni and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and two brothers, Floyd and Russell Shambaugh.