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John Schufer


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John Schufer Obituary
Schufer, John
John H. Schufer, 84, husband of Mert (Marjorie Hanna) Schufer of Portland passed on June 10 after fighting a courageous battle due to a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Portland in 1934, the son of Albert and Anna (Quirk) Schufer. He was co-owner of John & Bob's Garage for 38 years with his brother in law Bob Hanna, until his retirement. A loving and devoted husband of Marjorie Schufer for 64 years, he is survived by his wife, brother in laws and sister in laws; Ardys Schufer, Irene Nichols, Robert Hanna, Carol Baretta, William and Kim Hanna and by his loving niece Debbie (Carl) Johnson and other nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by his brothers and sisters Marian Schufer, Elizabeth and her husband Richard Wallett, Albert Schufer, Shirley and husband Frank Bednarz, Edward and wife Lillian Schufer and Theresa and her husband Edward Bednarz. John was an active lifetime member of the Middletown Elks Lodge 771 and a lifetime member of the Portland Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Middle Haddam, a member of St. Mary's Church in Portland and a 38-year member of the CT Towing Association. John and Mert loved to travel on cruises, to dinner parties, spend time at their home in Florida and Old Saybrook. They were regulars at the Middletown Elks Lodge Thursday night dinners. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday June 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown. Burial will be held at the Union Hill Cemetery, Middle Haddam. Friends may call at the Biega Funeral Home on Friday June 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the Portland Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, Portland, CT or the Harford Hospital Intensive Care Unit. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.
Published in Middletown Press on June 14, 2018
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