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Kenneth Ambrose Schaeffer


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Kenneth Ambrose Schaeffer

West Lawn, PA - Kenneth Ambrose Schaeffer, age 99 of West Lawn, Pennsylvania passed early Monday morning March 12, 2018 while surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted and loving husband of Miriam Elizabeth (Gehris) Schaeffer. They were married on June 22, 1946.

He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on January 17, 1919 as the youngest of 9 siblings and the son of the late Harry Joseph and Charlotte Jane (Edwards) Schaeffer.

Kenneth was a World War II Veteran. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1942. A member of the 4th Armored Division, Company A, 10th Infantry tank battalion and was later held as a POW in Germany. He escaped, and returned home in 1945 to later receive several medals including 3 Bronze Stars and a nomination for the Silver Star.

He worked for 34 years as a physical therapist at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ where he was head of the department until his retirement in 1984.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters Lynne and Diane, grandchildren Jonathan, Jennifer, Dhalia, Alia, and Solman.

A graveside service will be held on March 24, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 390 W Neversink Rd, Reading, PA 19606. Contributions may be made in Kenneth's memory to the Disabled American Veterans at DAV.org or American Ex-Prisoners of War Association at 3201 East Pioneer Pkwy, suite #40, Arlington, TX 76010-5396. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 18, 2018
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