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John Edward Schaefer

OCEAN PINES–John Edward Schaefer, age 82, of Ocean Pines and formerly of Millington, N.J. died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
He was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late Alfred H. and Catharine D. (Sindall) Schaefer.
Ed was a 1953 graduate of Johns Hopkins University and earned a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree, and belonged to the ATO fraternity.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. While living in Levittown, N.Y. he was a Boy Scout Master. After moving to Millington, N.J., Ed was president of the Long Hill Township Jaycees and also became a licensed airplane pilot.
Ocean Pines became home after retirement. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines and was an active member of the Community Church at Ocean Pines.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan L. Schaefer of Ocean Pines; two sons, Gregg Schaefer of Stephens City, Va. and James Schaefer of Salisbury; three daughters, Wendy Schaefer of Greensboro, Ga., Daneen Dotterweich of Lanoka Harbor, N.J. and Katharine Borton of Washington, N.J.; a brother, Karl Schaefer of Whitemarsh, Md. and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Community Church at Ocean Pines with Rev. Boyd Etter officiating. Friends may call at the church an hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness), 3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, Va. 22203 ( or to the Salvation Army, 415 Oak St., Salisbury, Md. 21801.
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