Harold E. Schaeffer, 90, of Lebanon passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at the Wellspan Hospital, a former resident of Juniper Village.
He was the son of the late Sarah (Gerberich) Schaeffer and John Schaeffer Sr. He was the husband of the late Catherine G (Krause) Schaeffer who died July 2013. His late brothers, Richard and John Schaeffer, late sisters: Christine Fahringer, Josephine Zearfoss, and Esther Edwards.
He was born in Jonestown, PA, and graduated from Jonestown High School in 1947 as Class President, and Captain of his baseball and soccer teams. He served in the 130th Station Hospital, Heidelberg Germany, in DET”D” 7779th Medical Detachment 1951-1953 Army Corporal. He was employed by Hershey Foods in the carpentry department for 41 years until his retirement. He loved to serve his community in West Lebanon Playground Association, Union Canal Park, and was very active in his church at Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed doing puzzles, singing, and especially, going out to eat.
He is survived by his children, Karen M., wife of Michael Rank, of Lebanon, Gary E., wife Cindy Schaeffer, of Lebanon, and Diane K., wife of Gary Beck, of Palmyra: grandchildren, Julie Fromml, Bradley Rank, Melissa Vogel, Craig Schaeffer, Andrew Schaeffer, Ashley Beck, Austin Beck, and 12 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at Rohland’s Funeral Home at 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 between 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Interment will be held privately at the Indiantown Gap Military Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church at 103 W. Market St., Jonestown, PA 17038.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 103 W. Market St., Jonestown, PA 17038 or Friends of the Union Canal Park (Care of: Lebanon County Historical Society) 924 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042.