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Robert D. Schaeffer

June 1, 1956 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 63)
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Robert D. Schaeffer
July 2, 2019
Robert D. Schaeffer, 63, of Pine Hill Rd., Pine Grove,  went home to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
Born on June 1, 1956 in Pottsville, he was a son of  Pearl M. Faust Schaeffer of Pine Grove.
He was a 1974 graduate of Pine Grove High School and a member of the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, Pine Grove where he was a Deacon, Trustee and Sunday School Teacher.
Bob was the Owner and President of  Bob's Pools, Inc. Friedensburg.  He and his wife started the business in 1985,  both sons are part owners and their wives help with the business.
He loved riding motorcycles, was an avid Phillies, Eagles, NASCAR and Ford fan. He was a former Cubmaster and sponsored numerous local sports teams.
Bob loved and was very proud of his grandchildren and he attended as many sporting events as he could, that they were playing in.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Ruth E. Schaeffer and a brother Roy C. Schaeffer.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his high school sweetheart and wife of 43 years, Ruthann Major Schaeffer;  two sons, Robert J. Sr. "Bum" and wife Lisa Schaeffer, James R. and wife Nikki Schaeffer, both of Pine Grove;  four grandchildren, Amanda, Kaylee, Robbie, and Tori Schaeffer;  three sisters, Betty Ann Herriage of North Carolina, Jeanne Schaeffer, Sandra and husband Bert Witmer, both of Pine Grove; brother, William and wife Deborah Schaeffer of Pine Grove; sister-in-law Jennet Deeter of Hegins; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and his best buddies Bristol and Lager.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. at the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove with Pastor Dean Lengel and Ken Kintzel officiating. There will be a visitation on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:30 P.M. at the Church. Interment will follow in the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Bob Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Pine Grove Area Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 98 Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory.
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Donations may be made to:

Bob Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Pine Grove Area Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 98, Pine Grove PA 17963

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