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Robert S. Schaffer

Born: 1930     Died: 2012

Robert S. Schaffer

Robert S. Schaffer 82, U. S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband for 61 Years to Dorothy. Loving father of Craig, Lynn (Ken) McCann, Bruce (Patty), Judy, Peggy and Drew (Nancy). Proud grandpa of Stephanie (Steve), Jim (Katie), Kristy (Steve), Michelle (Derek), Mathew (Jessika), Kimberly (Jim), Bobby, Katie, Timmy, Adam and Sebastian. Cherished great grandpa of Tyler and Wade. Devoted son of the late Lloyd and Chloe. Fond brother of Norman (late Ellie) and the late Burl (late Opal), late Don (Opal), late Vivian (late Wayne), late Ken (late Doris) and late Marian (late Bob). Also loved by Cindy, Robert, Ryan, Karen, Karyl, Larry, Roy, Jeff and Steven. Funeral Thursday 10:15am from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home 2929 W. 87th St. Evergreen Park, to Our Lady of Peace Church. Mass 11:30am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 1-9pm. Donations may be made to Advocate Hospice of Downers Grove or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital appreciated. (708) 636-2600 or


July 11, 2012  1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Evergreen Park   -   Map
2929 W. 87th St.
Evergreeen Park


Thursday, July 12, 2012
11:30 am
Our Lady of Peace Church , Darien IL.

Final Disposition:

Queen of Heaven Cemetery
Hillside, IL.



Jim Carvell 07-13-2012 18:59

Bob was one of the most amazing and wonderful people I have known in my lifetime. He came up from the south as a teenager with nothing and created a life for himself. He taught himself electronics, mathematics, and television repair, and was able to get Zenith to allow him to sell to sets on consignment. From that he created his own business that supported his family right through his retirement. He started with nothing but his great intelligence, ethical values, and unrelenting determination. He learned the guitar, carpentry, and how to build or repair anything. When audited by the IRS he studied the law and defended himself in court with no lawyer and won. He was fearless and earned everything he had including the love of his wife, six children, and grandchildren. Bob was a man you could trust to do anything he said he would do and do it well. He became like a father to me when I moved onto Seipp Street next door to Bob and family when I was a junior in high school. We had many long philosophical discussions about the meaning of life that were very enlightening and meaningful to me. To lighten things up after deep though he would always laugh and end with remember Jim, "It all equals zero." After he retired and I was the general contractor on a large custom house he helped me out greatly by becoming the site foreman and did a fantastic job, I could not have done it without him. Bob was funny, friendly, and interesting. He built a marvelous close family structure that still thrives today. How many families build their houses adjacent to each other and love their daily interaction? I admire Bob greatly and think about him often. I have told my family and friends dozens of stories about Bob and they are always intrigued and fascinated. Bob was truly a great man in many many ways. We all miss him dearly.

Carol Penning 07-11-2012 16:10

I am Jessika's and Katie's Aunt and Tyler's Great Aunt. To Jim and Mat - I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. I had time to talk with him at Tyler's first birthday. He had a great sense of humor & I enjoyed visiting with him. I can see why you loved him so much. It was a blessing to have him in your family. Love Aunt Carol and Katie's and Jessika's entire family especially Nana(Mary Lou), Michele, and Julie.

Kim, Mike, Maddie & Abby Lag 07-09-2012 13:30

Drew, Mrs. Schaffer and family--we are so very sorry for your loss. We know you are a strong family, and are hoping that being together during this time will comfort you. With love and sympathy--the Lag family

Tim Gill 07-08-2012 21:51

WOW!!! What a good man. He will be sorely missed guys but your memories are priceless. My prayers to all of you. Tim


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