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Raymond F. Schaffer

Raymond F. Schaffer, age 70, of Swanton, Ohio, died Friday, January 1, 2016, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was born August 2, 1945 to Fred and Cleora (Hanes) Schaffer. Ray was a 1964 graduate of Swanton High School and attended Owens Community College. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.

Ray worked as a custodian for Owens Community College and was on his way to work when the accident occurred. He was a member of Swanton American Legion Post #479 and is survived by many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton American Legion, 200 S. Hallett Ave., Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, January 15th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon) at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Memorial Service: Friday, January 15th at 12:00 pm (Noon)

Private Interment: Swanton Cemetery

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I will always remember Ray everytime I look or work on one of farmll some day I will get them in working conditions.R.I.F

Randolph Dotson Jan 13 2016 12:00 AM

I've worked with Ray for the past 8 years at Owens Community College, I was his supervisor, Ray was more to me then just an employee, he was a mentor to me in his own way, he was a good friend, he was a good person. I've shared some great times with Ray at work, and out of work. If anyone ever noticed, it was my little green car that always sat out in front of Rays property during hunting season, he would meet me out there all the time around lunch time when I was out there hunting. We would always joke how I would get a deer in the back of my car if I ever got one, well this year I did, Ray was out there like always around lunch time and we were trying to figure how or who we could call to get the deer to the meat market, Ray said, I'll take it for you, and I told Ray, but you got a Prius and we laughed. That didn't stop Ray, we folded his seats down, put a tarp down in the back of his car, and sure enough, we got it in there, and it was a nice size deer. It was the little things like this, that made Ray, who he was, a very caring person. I remember we were outside one night, in the middle of the night enjoying the cooler weather looking up at the stars. Ray was in to the stars and UFO's. We would have some debating conversations about that subject, but he was always someone you could talk to once you got to know him, and the conversations were never dull or boring. Ray was still full of life when he was taken from us, he still had plans and dreams that he wanted to acconplish. There are just so many things that I could talk about, I could go on and on. But if you knew Ray, you would already know that. My condolences go out to all his family and friends, Ray was a good man, a good friend, he will be missed deeply by myself, family and friends. R.I.H. Ray.....

Brian Eppink Jan 11 2016 12:00 AM

Ray's parents would spent their vacation time at my parents cottage, Sand Lake in the Irish Hills of Michigan. Ray's birthday would be celebrated with a homemade cake by his Aunt Verna. We had great times catching fish and frogs and hunting for small turtles, swimming I taught Ray to dance.I'm not so sure he enjoyed that part of his vacation. I think the meals were a hit with him! Our prayer is ... We give thanks for Ray's life. Our prayer is that Almightly God, scource of all mercy will welcome Ray to the joy of life eternally. Sincerely, John and Cousin Carla

Cousin, Carla (Haynes) Laver and John W. Laver Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM

My sincere prayers to the family. Ray was a good-hearted and kind person. I'm glad I had the chance to know him.

Cindy Cooper Jan 8 2016 12:00 AM

We just heard this morning about Ray. (1/8/16) I am so sorry for your loss. We have good memories of Ray in Swanton's McDonald's where he would enjoy his coffee on Saturdays and Sundays... Rest in Peace Ray

Becca Brehm Jan 8 2016 12:00 AM