Anthony Joseph Schaffer
Anthony Joseph Schaffer, 87, passed away Oct. 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
Lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Retired from NASA (Redstone Arsenal) after 32 years, worked on the Apollo and Space Shuttle program. Tony was an accomplished master wood craftsman, creating many beautiful pieces of furniture for home and church. He had a passion for boats. He enjoyed bicycling in the early mornings. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Schaffer; parents, Jacob and Marcella; brothers, Louis, Charles; and sister, Clotilda Stewart.
Survived by brother, Norbert Schaffer; wife, Helen Schaffer; three children, Rebecca Parker (Jerry), Stanley Schaffer (Deborah), and Mark Schaffer (Candace); three grandchildren, Levon Parker (Katrina), Tiffany McKoy, and Leonora 'Leo' Schaffer; one great-grandchild Christian Parker.
Visitation will be at Moss Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 22 5:30-7:30 p.m. Funeral will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his beloved Sacred Heart or School in memory of Anthony.
Published on October 19, 2019


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Sandi Bockhold
Oct 23, 2019
Ms Helen my heart breaks for you but I know the angels are rejoicing! Please know you remain close in my prayers.