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Joseph Martin Schaefer

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Joseph Martin Schaefer

AGE: 80 • Wilmington, Del.

Joseph ("Joe") Martin Schaefer, 80, of Wilmington, DE (formerly of Phila., PA) passed away on August 4, 2016 after a long battle with leukemia.

Joe was active in scouting as a boy and was a member of the Sea Scouts Polaris division in his teens. He raised his family in Incarnation of our Lord parish, where he was active in Boy Scouts and other volunteer organizations. He was a youth leader in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Olympia/Penn's Landing division for many years. Joe was known by many as "the doctor" at Haussmann's Pharmacy, where he worked for 35 years. Following retirement from RJ Reynolds, Joe enjoyed travelling and being with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Katherine (Kitty), his children Joseph Jr. (Elizabeth), Robert (Ellen), Linda (Diego), Mark, Daniel (Margarita), his grand-children Monica, Devin, Marissa, Alyssa, Laura, Adam, R.J., Amanda, Robert, Melissa, Sunil and his great grandchild Ryder. He is also survived by his brother Francis and was preceded in death by his sister Joan and brother George.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 4, Newport, DE 19804 or online at

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Published in The News Journal from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2016
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