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John Schaeffer

Schaeffer, John A., age 63 formerly of Germantown passed away November 18, 2016 at his home in Florida. He was a graduate of Valley View High in 1971. John was born in Dayton, OH to the late Phillip and Louise (Rubenkoenig) Schaeffer.  John was proud member of the Germantown Lions Club, participated in Habitat for Humanity, and donated much of his time to several other organizations including the Bar Hop’N Bikers that donates to sick children.  He was one of the founding members of the Twin Creek Preservation Society which held the annual canoe races and he spent many years coaching and volunteering for Germantown swim team. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Chris and nephew Peter.  He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Saalfrank) Schaeffer of 40 years, 2 brothers Mike (Debbie) and Andy (Paula) Schaeffer, 4 children, Tanya, Tommy (Tami), Johnny Schaeffer, and Jennifer (Johnathan) Schuck, and 6 grandchildren Kristyn Schaeffer, Noah, Gavin, Zeth Schaeffer, Garrett and Hunter Schuck and Stiffler and one great grandchild Kendyll Land.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 3-5PM with the Lions Club service beginning at 4:50PM at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N Main St.  Germantown. In lieu of flowers please donate to Old Hippies of Germantown, 118 Frazer Drive Middletown, Ohio 45042.   Following the visitation a celebration of life will continue with friends and family at the Eagles in Germantown

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So sorry for your loss. John and I worked together at IBM. He was a light hearted soul. I always enjoyed working with him...fun, hard working, a good and decent man. We lost touch many years ago. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and close friends.

John J Baker Dec 10 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Schaeffer Family, We are sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one.Kent and I wish to send our sympathy to all of you.Remembering that God is always there to lean on and to give you strength through this difficult time. With sincere sympathy and love, Kent and Charlotte Genslinger

Kent and Charlotte Genslinger and Family Dec 8 2016 12:00 AM

Kathy and the Schaeffer family, Our hearts are with you in this difficult time, as you are all part of our Miller family as well. Still hard to believe that John is gone, but my life would be less full had I not known him. He was always kind, slow to show anger or frustration, and just a wonderful human being. I will truly miss him.

Margaret Miller Bussard Dec 3 2016 12:00 AM

To John's Family, I have known John most of my life. I believe we lived near each other in Germantown twice. On Pollyanna and on Farmersville Pike when we were teens. While I have not seen John much recently my sister Leslie Brooks and husband Bob were pretty close with John and Kathy. I am so grateful to have seen John while he was here in Ohio. The thing I remember the most is his calm nature and big smile. You will be missed John.

Gail Chmielewski Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Sage:I love the picture of John here and feel like your description of him makes me know him and all his good, even though I never knew him. He must have radiated good to everyone around bec. you miss him so now.You will never lose him if you take all that was good in him and pay it forward.God Bless All of You who loved him.Little Patti

Patti Carnahan Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Kathy I am so sorry about Johns passing,cancer is such a bad thing,John is at peace now but your life will never be the same.Time candim your thoughtsand ease your heart .I hope you have family around you to help you on bad days .My thoughts and prayers are with you.Love from your old friend

Nancy Farquer Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Schaeffer Family, John was such a good support for his family, a fun person, and will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy to all of you. Praying for strength during this very difficult time. Louise

Louise Anderson Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

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