Robert (Bob) S. Schaeffer, 65, of Shoemakersville, died March 28, 2013, in St. Joseph Hospital. He was the husband of Wanda (Hall) Schaeffer.
Born May 21, 1947 in Reading, he was the son of Laverne Schaeffer and the late June (Swavely) Schaeffer.
He was a Vietnam Vet and a Lance Corporal serving in the United States Marine Corp from 1966 to1974. He served on the USS Boxer Air Craft Carrier. He was very proud of being a Marine.
Bob loved NASCAR and dirt track racing. He drove the #42 racecar at The Reading Fairgrounds Racetrack in the early 70s. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather helping to raise a grandson. He is loved and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Survived by a daughter, Michelle (Schaeffer) wife of Fred Ponce Jr., of Sinking Spring; sons, Maclane husband of Elizabeth (Trexler) Schaeffer of Lenhartsville and Sammy husband of Denice (Hayes) Schaeffer of Hamburg; a stepdaughter, Amy Swenk of Douglasville; Stepsons, Jeffery Hall, CA and Billy Swenk, Shoemakersville; a brother, Michael husband of Donna (Taddeo) Schaeffer of Reading; a sister, Beverly Schaeffer companion of Sis Tillman of Reading; several nieces and nephews; and nine grandchildren; Robby, Alex, Cody, Kayla, Destiny, Autumn and Jordyn Schaeffer, Serena Ponce and Zephen Boyer.
He was predeceased by a brother Ed Ganter and a granddaughter Samantha Schaeffer.
Henninger Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.henningerfuneralhome.com.