Thomas R. Schaeffer, Sr., 72, of Douglass Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on September 13, 2018, at Penn State Health St. Joseph.
Born in Reading, PA he was the son of the late Harry F. and Mildred (Goshow) Schaeffer. He was the widower of Diane M. (Tofuri) Schaeffer.
Tom was a self-employed plumber and worked for the Union. He enjoyed leather making and served for 40 yrs. as a volunteer and Asst. Chief at Amity Fire Co. and was a member Monarch Fire Co. and Neversink Gun Club.
He is survived by 2 sons: Thomas R. Schaeffer, Jr., fiancé of Betty Martin of Glenburnie, MD and David J. Schaeffer of Reading, PA; brother: Harry D. Schaeffer; 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a his step-mother: Ruth Schaeffer.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00PM at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA. A viewing will be held an hour before the service from 2:00PM – 3:00PM at the funeral home on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Amity Twp. Fire & Rescue, 47 Pine Forge Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518.