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John E. Schaefer


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John E Schaefer

AGE: 87 • Ocean Gate

John E. Schaefer, 87, of Ocean Gate, died peacefully at home on May 25, 2017, with his loving family at his side. Born and raised in New York City, he settled to Ocean Gate 35 years ago. Mr. Schaefer's father was employed by the Government in Henderson, NV during World War II, John graduated from grammar school there. He then returned to Staten Island and graduated from Tottenville High School. Then graduated New York University with a Radio Technician Degree before serving in Japan with the US Army during the Korean War era. He had been employed with New York Telephone for 35 years and retired to Ocean gate. In his retirement, John dedicated himself to serve on the Ocean Gate First Aid Squad. He also was a member of the Veterans Association, the Republican Club and the Historical Society, all of Ocean Gate.

Surviving are, his wife of 59 years, Cecelia; two children, Thomas Schaefer, and Kathryn Iannaccio and her husband Mark; five grandchildren, Jason Schaefer and his wife Amelia, Gina Schaefer, Melissa Bezahler and her husband Matt, Heather Deman and Jennifer Iannaccio; four great grandchildren, Billy Doren, Madison Deman, Joshua Deman and Jack Bezahler.

Visiting hours will be Friday, May 26th, from 5pm to 8pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville. Funeral Saturday, 8:30am at the funeral home before celebrating a 9:30am Funeral Mass at St. Barnabas Church, Bayville. Burial will follow to St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory to: Ocean Gate First Aid Squad, P.O.Box 842, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740, would be appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 26, 2017
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