In memory of
Darius Adrian Shafer
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In memory of
Darius Adrian Shafer
Darius Adrian Shafer Mar 28, 1939 - Dec 20, 2016 Darius Adrian Shafer passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the age of 77 in Turlock, CA. Darius was born on March 28, 1939 In Oakland, CA.  His father Darius Andrew Shafer and his mother Genevieve Gwendolyn Hazlet predeceased him.  He was raised in San Leandro, CA and received his Associate of Art's degree from Chabot College in Hayward, CA.  While in college he became a leader in the Alameda County Young Republicans, which further led to his becoming a member of the Republican State Central Committee and a personal assistant to Governor Nelson Rockefeller during his 1964 Presidential campaign. Darius lived and worked in Minneapolis and Southern California for many years and was a resident of Merced for the past 23 years.  Darius worked as a salesman and distributor of Christian Books for most of his life and most recently served as Pastor of the Abundant Life Church of Merced where his daily devotions went out to numerous members of his "5:55 Club."  He belonged to Gateway Church in Merced and was a member of the Merced chapter of Toastmaster's.  Among his special interests Darius enjoyed reading and sharing God's word.  He is survived by his daughters, Denise De Nevi and Tracy McFadden; his son, Keith Shafer; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and George Mackin, nephews Bryce and Jason Mackin and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Darius suffered from Bi-Polar disorder and his desire was that any remembrance of him might go to help others who are so afflicted.
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