John Shafran, beloved husband of Gloria (nee Lavin). Loving father of Dr. Barbara (Dr. William) Wieder and Dr. Robert (Dr. Susan Knell) Shafran. Devoted grandfather of Dr. Gene Gross, and Rabbi Avrohom (Aviva) Gross, Rachel Shafran and Ben Shafran. Great-grandfather of Yosef, Dovid, Goldie, Yisroel, Devorah, Miri, Shalom, Luzzy, Akiva, Esti and Shimmy. Dear brother of the late Anne Antine and Zita Tesler. Cherished uncle and great uncle.

Services will be held at noon Sept. 5 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S. Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights. Interment is at Mount Olive Cemetery.

Family will observe shiva following services until 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the residence of Dr. Barbara and Dr. William Wieder, 2355 Beachwood Blvd. in Beachwood; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at the residence of Gloria Shafran, 27200 Cedar Road in Beachwood (Myers Apartments); and from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 through Sept. 10 at the Wieder residence.

Friends who wish may contribute to the charity of their choice.