MICHAEL WARD SCHAEFER IT'S ALL GOOD Mikey 41, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at home, surrounded by his loving family, on November 7, 2013. He was born in Utica, NY on April 7, 1972 and relocated to Santa Fe, NM in 1984. Although Mikey faced many challenges throughout his life, he was a man that strove every day to be better than he was the day before, who worked hard and loved deeply. He was fun loving and had a sense of humor that elicited laughter from your soul. Mikey was a devoted son, a loving fiancï¿½, a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, whose life ended too soon; Mikey , his love, laughter and sense of humor will be sorely missed. He was an entrepreneur and enjoyed the labors of hard work and cooking a great meal for his loved ones. Mikey shared a love of football and the NY Giants with his nephew, Davey and the majority of his family. Mikey is survived by his loving mother Barbara Simon, formerly Barbara Scampone, and her husband Ronald, his fiancï¿½e, Bianca Vargas and her son Francisco, his much loved daughter Cheryl Dean and his granddaughter Nevaeh Peugh, and his sister June Scott, all of Santa Fe. In addition, he is survived by his siblings who reside in NY; his sister Babette Komnick and her husband Mitchell, his brother Albert Schaefer and his fiancï¿½e Petra Irvine, his sisters, Cheryl Withers, Cathie Hanna and her husband Harvey and Trina Moore. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Nicholas Hanna and his wife Merima, Amber Amidon and her husband Craig, Tanya Withers, Lauren Komnick, Christopher Moore, Robert Moore, Kaleigh Hanna, Timothy Moore, Davey Scott-Murphy and Lillian Estrada. Mikey also leaves behind his great nieces and nephews, Ariana and Jacob Hanna, Lillian Moore, Audrey May Withers, Christopher Moore, Chloe Moore and Emberlynn and Aiden Moore and many friends. A service be held Thursday November 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Elks Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe NM 87505. Afterwards please remain at the Elks Lodge with us to Celebrate Mikey's life. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Santa Fe Police Department's doughnut fund or preferably Esperanza Shelter of Santa Fe, NM.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900