In Memory

Fred Schaeffer



age 68, passed away March 22, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. Fred was a beloved husband of 46 years to Joann (nee DiIorio), loving father to Nicole Shamblin (Andrew) and Steve Schaeffer (Colleen). Proud grandfather to Avery & Audra Shamblin, Trevor & Gracie Schaeffer. Preceded in death by parents Frederick & Edna (Eckroate) Schaeffer, brother Thomas, Parents-In-Law Joseph & Eleanor DiIorio. Fred was known by the nickname Captain Who , which was coined shortly after his debut as a vocational program teacher at Maple Hts. H.S.. "Fred who " Became "Capt' Who" in 1988, with the purchase of the first family boat. He loved boating on Lake Erie, playing cards, enjoying a cold beer, & fishing- most often with 1st mate Joann. Fred was dedicated to teaching his students and his own children and grandchildren. He was truly a "who of all trades" sharing his time and ability to help friends and family with any project. He was a volunteer boat Captain for the P.A.L. Youth fishing program. His knowledge, generosity and kind-hearted nature will be greatly missed by all. Fred's final wishes were to "Have a Party!". A Celebration of Life will be held on April 7, 2019 at Gambitta's Party Center Northfield, OH from 2:00- 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Cancer Research Institute, or Chagrin River Salmon Assoc. (Kid's Fishing Clinic), P.O. Box 7191 Eastlake, OH 44097.

Published in The Plain Dealer on Mar. 31, 2019