Former Rockville Centre resident and resident of Noyac for over 50 years, John E. Schaefer Sr. died on Saturday April 13. He was 93 years old.
Born in Blue Point, L.I., Mr. Schaefer was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a first lieutenant in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
He was a retired vice president of JP Morgan Chase after a 40-year career that began at the Bank of Rockville Center Trust Company. He was a trustee emeritus of Molloy College, and a founder member of the Noyac Golf and Country Club. With a lifelong passion for golf, he was also a member of Rockville Links, and had four hole-in-ones to his credit.
Mr. Schaefer was pre-deceased by his brother, Lawrence Walter Schaefer, Sr. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary D. Lucas.
He is also survived by children John (Janet) Schaefer, Jr., Robert L. (Pan) Schaefer, James K. Schaefer, and Mary E. (Dave) Stabenfeldt. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
A scholarship at Molloy College has been set up in Mr. Schaefer’s memory. Donations can be sent to Molloy College 1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11571 to the John E. Schaefer, Sr. Scholarship Fund attn: Mr. Edward Thompson.