Frederic H. Shaffmaster,
a former communications executive in the public relations department
who served as director of radio and television, died September 1
from heart failure at his home in Philadelphia at the age of 88.
moved to Philadelphia after receiving a bachelor's degree in economics
at the University of Michigan. He began his career in radio in Philadelphia,
working for stations WRCV, KYW Radio, WCAU, and WPBS and produced
the notable business show Citizen USA, in which he conducted
interviews and acted as host.
In 1965, Mr.
Shaffmaster became director of radio and television for Penn's public
relations department. He served as director until retiring in 1983.
career at Penn , Mr. Shaffmaster began acting, receiving short roles
in the blockbuster films Dead Poets Society and Philadelphia.
Most recently, Mr. Shaffmaster appeared in an episode of the television
series Rescue 911 and several commercials for the City of
is survived by his wife, Kate; sons Frederic Jr. and Eric; daughters
Lisa Shaffmaster and Kristina Meredith; eight grandchildren; and
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