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Joseph Michael Schier

1945 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Joseph Michael Schier Obituary
JOSEPH MICHAEL SCHIER Joseph Michael Schier passed away December 26, 2013, at the age of 68. He was born in Riverside, California on April 18, 1945, to Joseph and Amelia Schier. With his family, he spent his grade-school years in Illinois, then returned to California and graduated from Colton High School in 1963. During the Vietnam era he spent four years in the United States Navy as a weatherman. He then attended UC Riverside where he graduated in 1976, with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. He worked for the County of Riverside for 24 years as a land-use planner and manager. Michael enjoyed traveling, music, movies, outdoor activities and sports, as well as playing cards and word puzzles. Michael is survived by his wife of 20 years, Debra Wood Schier; son, Justin M.Schier and his partner Andy Saldana of Brooklyn, New York; daughter Amy Schier Velasco and her husband Jesus Velasco of Fort Collins, Colorado; step-children Kelly Wood DeMuth of Riverside, and Cory A.Wood of Las Vegas, Nevada; and grandchildren Bailey Wright, Hannah Velasco, Ryan Velasco, Blake DeMuth, Nathan DeMuth and Noah DeMuth. He is also survived by his mother, Amelia Schier, sisters Eva Born (Dennis) and Jane Kaser (Robert) of Idaho, and brother John Schier of Arizona; as well as 7 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Schier, and niece, Lesley Erbrick. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Riverside on Friday January 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will be January 17, 2014, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 3, 2014
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