John E. Schaefer, 93, died on April 13 at North Shore Hospital.
Born on September 1, 1919 in Blue Point, New York, Mr. Schaefer graduated from Southside High School, Rockville Centre in 1936. He joined the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor, fighting in the Philippines and later in the Korean War. He rose to the rank of lieutenant.
After World War II, he married Mary D. Lucas and settled in Rockville Center. After establishing himself in banking, they moved to Brookville, L.I. He worked with the Bank of Rockville Centre Trust Company, Chemical Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase from which he retired in 1977.
In 1960 he bought a house in the Northhampton section of Noyac in Sag Harbor. The following year he became a founding member of the Noyac Golf Club. He continued to play golf until a couple of years before his death.
He was a past commodore of the Northampton Colony Yacht Club and past president of the Sea Club, Hillsboro Beach.
Mr. Schaefer is survived by his wife, sons John Jr. of East Norwich, Robert of Rockville Centre and James K. of Brookville; daughter Mary E. Stabenfelt of Larkspur, California; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Memorial donations are requested to be sent to Lutheran High School Association of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, 131 Brookville Road, Brookville, New York, 11545.
Memorial masses at St. Andrews R.C. Church in Sag Harbor will be Sunday, June 9 at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.