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John L. Schaffler Jr.


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John L. Schaffler Jr. Obituary
John L. Schaffler Jr.

Memphis, TN

John L. Schaffler, Jr. passed away peacefully on the evening of May 12, 2017. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 22, 1928 and was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Catherine Ferre' Cashin Schaffler, his sister, Rosemary Schaffler Ozanne and his parents, John and Ida Mae Schaffler, and granddaughter, Catherine Cashin Pope. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School where he was a member of CBHS Hall of Fame, President of the Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trust. He attended Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, The Varsity Football Team, and was a past President of the Memphis Commodore Club. Mr. Schaffler was also a graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law. He enjoyed a successful career in media sales. During that time, he was employed at WHBQTV/RKO General for 25 years and WMCTV/Scripps Howard for 27 years. He is survived by his five children, John Schaffler III (Penny), Patty Dietrich (Mark), Tom Schaffler (Margaret), Cathy Pope (Chuck) and Debbie Hill. He leaves 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Louis Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, with a private burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the Mass from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Christian Brothers High School or to the organization of the donor's choice.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 16, 2017
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