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Robert Schaefer

Robert (Bob) Schaefer, age 68, of Swanton, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Thursday morning, September 2, 2021, at McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. Bob was born January 16, 1953, in Freeport, Illinois, to Marlin and Arlene (Meck) Schaefer.

His family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1959. He was a 1971 graduate of
Washington High School. Bob attended a 4 year electrical apprentice program
and worked for the City of Phoenix Traffic Signal Shop, retiring in 2008.
Bob married Carol Quay on December 1, 1973, and has a daughter, Michelle, and
a son, Timothy.

Bob looked forward to spending summers in Ohio. He took interest in
various hobbies, including ham radio operator, playing on computers,
watching and reporting the weather, and keeping residents informed via
Swanton’s Community Awareness Facebook page Bob also enjoyed playing cards
and games and doing jigsaw puzzles with his extended family. He enjoyed
providing electrical repairs to family members.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Michelle; son, Timothy; sister, Carolyn Locy; brother, James (Dianne) Schaefer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Stephen) Gregg, Suzanne Sauer, Dorothy (James) Thompson, George (Nancy) Quay and Janet (Thomas) Turner; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Carol; parents, Marlin and Arlene; brothers-in-law,
Patrick Locy, Ron Sauer, and Roger Quay and mother and father-in-law,
Rachel and Ralph Quay.

Joint visitation and funeral services for Bob and his wife Carol will be held Friday, September 24th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where the funeral will begin at 6:00 p.m., with Pastor Oscar Velazquez officiating.

Chapel of the Chimes will assist the family with graveside services at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, Arizona.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goldensun https://goldensunonline.org/donate or via check to Goldensun, 4444 WestVista, Glendale, AZ 85301] or Sunshine Communities https://www.sunshine.org/ or via check to Sunshine, 7223 Maumee Western Road, Maumee, OH 43537-9656.

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Carol and Bob Schaefer were our dear friends. Our family and the Quay family have intertwined since Carol was a little girl. She was the best baby sitter we ever had. We became lifelong friends after we all moved to Phoenix, AZ. many years ago, Bob and I became mutual fire scanner nuts and could talk for hours on that subject. Carol and Bob were the best and they will be sorely missed.

Larry Sunday Oct 1 2021 2:38 AM

Bob was a pleasure to have worked under your supervision.... 🙏🏼 , RIP with Carol.

Marcelino Sep 27 2021 11:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Schaefer

Marcelino Sep 27 2021 11:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Schaefer

Susan Jacoby Sep 24 2021 3:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Schaefer

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