Roy A. Schaeffer, 83, of Myerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. He was the husband of Violet M. (Houtz) Schaeffer. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 25, 2020.
He was born in Lebanon, PA on Dec. 12, 1936, a son of the late Walter C. and Mabel S. (Geib) Schaeffer. Roy was a 1954 graduate of Myerstown High School. He retired from Science Press Co., Ephrata, after 34 years as a Lithographer. Mr. Schaeffer served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Frieden’s Lutheran Church, Myerstown, Myerstown P.O.S.ofA, Myerstown Jaycees, and a former member of the Myerstown Lions Club. Roy went on several mission trips to the southern states and Central America after natural disasters. He was an avid hunter. Roy enjoyed cooking and was very good at it.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angela, wife of James Scudder, of New York; daughter-in-law, Tammy Keller; grandson, Kevin Keller; great-granddaughter, Olivia Keller; sisters, Julia wife, of Donald Bright, and Alice, wife of Brian Keppley; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by a stepson, Kerry Keller; great-granddaughter; Norah Keller; and sisters, Mary Kilgore and Ruth Hottenstein.
Services are private.
A public visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Grose Funeral Home, Inc. 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067. Please follow social distancing guidelines.