Donald Schaeffer Obituary

Donald Allen Schaeffer
Donald Allen Schaeffer

September 7, 1947 - June 30, 2018
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Longtime Alaska and Vietnam Veteran, Don Schaeffer, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2018, with his family by his side. Don was born and raised in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. He moved his family to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1976. He worked the majority of his career in the Civil Service as an electrician on Fort Richardson and with the National Weather Service. Don retired with 30 years in the Civil Service and remained in Alaska where he could be close to his two youngest children and their families.
Don enjoyed all that the great Alaska outdoors has to offer, including hunting, fishing, camping and exploring on all-terrain vehicle's with his kids. He also enjoyed going to the Anchorage Senior Center to play pool with his buddies Larry and Bill.
Don is survived by his sons, Todd of Salt Lake City, Utah and Chad of Eagle River, Alaska; daughter, Sara Jayne Taylor of Eagle River; his grandchildren, Sebastian and Naomi Taylor; step-granddaughter, Dahlia Hicks; brother, Tom Schaeffer of Pottsville, PA.; and numerous nieces and nephews from the Pottsville area. He was preceded in death by his parents, "Woody" and Naomi Schaeffer; and brother, Dick Schaeffer, all of Schuylkill Haven, PA.
At Don's request, there will not be a service. Any donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Alaska
1306 E 74th Avenue
Anchorage, AK United States 99518


American Cancer Society
3851 Piper St, Ste U240
Anchorage, AK United States 99508
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