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  • "Johny was a great human been and I will always remember..."
    - Jesus Pichardo
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The New York Philharmonic mourns the passing, on May 30, of John Schaeffer, a member of the Orchestra, 1951-96, including his service as Principal Bass and Associate Personnel Manager, known for his warm, friendly smile and volumes of Philharmonic stories. We extend deepest condolences to his wife, Martha; children, Jennie and Joseph; step-children, Paul Nowinski, Janice Nowinski, and Deborah Melchor; daughter-in-law, Robin Nowinski; and grandchildren, Julie Melchor and Adam Melchor.

Published in The New York Times on June 1, 2016