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John A. Schaeffer Jr. Obituary
John A. Schaeffer, Jr. JONESTOWN John A. Schaeffer, Jr, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Spang Crest Manor. He was the loving husband of Dorothy Lois Toler Schaeffer, with whom he celebrated 60 loving years. Born in Jonestown, on May 16, 1928, he was the son of the late John A. Schaeffer, Sr. and Sara C. Gerberich Schaeffer. John was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council. He was an Army veteran of WWII. After 40 years he retired from Hershey Foods as a member of the maintenance crew. He also did carpentry work, installing roofing and siding on homes. In Jonestown, John was a volunteer fireman for more than fifty years; he worked with the Christmas lights, and was on the boro council for four years. He was also a member of the Jonestown Legion. His interests included playing baseball and being the man who could fix anything. Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Louise Schaeffer of Jonestown and a brother, Harold Schaeffer of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Schaeffer, and sisters, Josephine Zearfoss, Esther Edwards, and Christine Fahringer. Funeral services will be held on August 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 103 E. Market St., Jonestown. Burial will be in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. There will be a viewing held one hour prior to the services from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to his church, 103 E. Market St., P.O. Box 658, Jonestown, PA 17038; or to the Jonestown Fire Company, 22 E. King St., Jonestown, PA 17038. Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements. www.kreamerlumfh.com
Published in Lebanon Daily News on Aug. 26, 2014
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