SCHAEFER - Laurence A. Sr., of Bay Shore, LI, formerly of Magoun Landing, on December 20, 2015. Devoted husband of the late Doris Black Schaefer. Proud and loving father and grandfather of Nadine Schaefer, of Babylon Village, LI and her son Raymond of Bay Shore, LI, Paula Schaefer, her husband Jeffrey Davis and their children Nicholas and Anne, of Rye, NY, Laurence Schaefer, Jr, his wife Barbara and their children Grace and Laurence, III, of West Islip, LI, Justine Ullrich, her husband Edward and their daughters, Samantha and Lauren, of Yardley, PA, John Black Schaefer and his daughters, Danielle and Chloe of Wilmington, NC, James McAllister Schaefer, his wife Susan and their daughters, Emerson and Mattison, of Babylon Village, LI and Elizabeth K. Bell, of Bay Shore, LI. Loving brother of Gregor, Richard, Cathleen Chapey and the late Marie O'Connor. Laurie, Doris, Liz and the family were loving foster parents of nine children. Born in Woodhaven, NY, Laurie was the son of the late Gregor J. and Mary Schaefer. A graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, Laurie retired as Director of Aviation Planning at the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Laurie continued his engineering career at the MTA & FAA. Laurie was an avid boater who enjoyed sailing with his family on The Great South Bay. The Schaefer family is grateful for the loving care and devotion he received from all his caregivers. Reposing at The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy. (1/4 mile west of the Robert Moses Cswy.). Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial Wednesday, 9:45 AM, at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Babylon, LI. Interment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, LI. Visiting Tuesday 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laurie's loving memory to The St. Francis Breadline, 135 West 31st St., New York, NY 10001.
Published by Newsday from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2015.