Obituary of Walter Schaffer
Walter L. Schaffer – January 26, 1921-March 19, 2018
Died peacefully at home after living a long, full life. He was born to Pearl F. Partridge and Walter L. Schaffer (who died the month before he was born) in North Cohocton, New York. He was pre-deceased by his parents, brother Carlton, and wife, Alice in 1995.
He is survived by daughters Bonita Landess of Dundee, Cherie (John) Berry of Canandaigua, and son Richard Schaffer of Rochester along with 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren and special friend Rose Estep of Clifton Springs.
Walt served in WWII in the Horse Cavalry and then as Tank Commander. He served on the Newport News, Virginia Police Department in the 1940’s and was very proud when Cherie continued the family tradition of working in law enforcement as Secretary to Police Chief Patrick McCarthy. He never missed a Law Day and held all police officers in the highest esteem. He loved the New York Yankees and was a staunch Republican which also might have been one of the reasons he loved elephants. Mobility issues didn’t prevent him from getting to the polls in his wheelchair and voting in every election. He worked for many years as Bank Courier for Reliant Federal Credit Union. He enjoyed going out for fish fries and visiting local thrift shops. His hobby was collecting lamps, phones and clocks, repairing them and passing them on to whoever needed one. He loved big band music and watching Cops.
He was well taken care of by the Canandaigua V.A. Hospital and lived his last year in a beautiful residence at Liberty Apartments at Parkside with caring and compassionate Aides.
A graveside service will be held at Clearview Cemetery in North Cohocton at a future date, since he “didn’t want anybody standing out in the cold for me.”
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Walter
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