Richard Henry ‘Dick’ Schaefer

June 1, 1930 Dec. 27, 2013

Richard Henry “Dick” Schaefer, 83, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Friday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of Louis F. and Edna P. (Ray) Schaefer.

Surviving are a son, Scott Douglas (Valerie) of Largo, Fla.; a grandson, Bradley Scott Schaefer at Judson University in Elgin, Ill.; and a sister, Linda Weyandt in Texas.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis E.

Dick was a 1948 graduate of Altoona High School and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was the co-owner of Schaefer’s Furniture and a third-generation upholsterer and furniture maker. He was a member of Altoona Bible Church and was interested in Biblical prophecy.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Pastor Stewart McClelland officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Altoona Bible Church, 3017 Union Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.