Sharon Denise Speser

Sharon Denise (Shaffer) Speser, 59, formerly of Danville and South Williamsport, died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, a patient of the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Sharon had been failing with ill health for the past several years.

Sharon was born on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1954, in Williamsport, a daughter of Duane and Evelyn (Zeisloft) Shaffer of Millville. Throughout her earlier years, Sharon attended and later graduated from the South Williamsport High School in 1972. Sharon expanded her education following high school while attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduating with a degree in microbiology in 1976. For many years, she was employed by Geisinger Medical Center in Danville as a Microbiology Technician. Most recently, Sharon was employed by the Johns Hopkins Medical Center for over nine years. While residing locally in Pennsylvania, Sharon was an active member of the Grove Presbyterian Church in Danville.

In addition to her parents, Sharon is survived by two daughters, Sara Speser, of Quincy, Ill. and Samantha Speser, of Baltimore, Md.; and a brother, Michael Shaffer and wife, Pat, of Elimsport.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday evening, Feb. 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, Inc., 107 West Main at Railroad St., Millville.

Funeral services will also begin on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. from the Allen Funeral Home, Inc., Millville with personal friend, Rev. Dr. Robert Andrews, of the Grove Presbyterian Church in Danville, officiating. Graveside services will be held on Monday morning, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Jerseytown Cemetery, Madison Township.

Memorial contributions in Sharon’s name are suggested to your local American Cancer Society or the National Cancer Institute, via the Director, NCI Building 31, Room 11A-16, 900 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Friends and family wishing to send a memorial gift share a personal memory or offer condolences to the family, a Memorial Tribute Page in Sharon’s honor and a Sympathy Store are available at