In Memory: George C. Shafer Jr.
December 22, 1929 – April 5, 2016
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of George Carlton Shafer, Jr. ‘36, known fondly to many generations of campers and staff as “Mr. George.”
After assuming the directorship of Susquehannock for Boys, Mr. George and his brother, Mr. Ed (Edwin H. Shafer ’34), oversaw the administration of the program for decades. In 1986, George and his wife Dede Shafer ’54 opened a sister camp, Camp Susquehannock for Girls at Lake Choconut in Friendsville, PA where they served as directors. After 41 years of service, Mr. George retired in 2000 but continued to spend every summer of his life at the camp founded by his father in 1905. Mr. George’s unfailing devotion to the ideals espoused by his father “King” Shafer was influential in the development of countless individuals and the establishment of Susquehannock as a leading educational institution.
Mr. George’s spirit and legacy will continue to be enduring and inspirational at Susquehannock.