David G. Schaeffer, 73

David G. Schaeffer, 73, of Boyertown, husband of Susan (Perich) Schaeffer, passed away Saturday December 10, 2022 at the Reading Hospital.

Born in Colebrookdale Twp., he was the son of the late Elam and Leona (Ehst) Schaeffer.

David was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown, the Boyertown Rod & Gun Club, Leni-Lenape Pistol Club, Academy of Model Aeronautics, Exeter RC Eagles, and the Tri-county Wingsnappers AMA Charter 573. He worked as a designer and sales manager in the overhead crane industry for over 40 years, where he designed cranes for nuclear powerplants and gantry cranes for the NASA space shuttles. He was last employed at Konecranes Nuclear Equipment and services, located in Milwaukee, WI. He traveled all over the world, working as sales and marketing manager.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, flying remote airplanes, shopping for antiques, and going to band concerts. His favorite activity was hanging out with his grandson Aaron. They loved going fishing, assembling Lego projects, and going to Dunkin Donuts.

Surviving along with his wife is his son Christopher Schaeffer husband of Amy; grandson Aaron Schaeffer, brother Richard Schaeffer husband of Carolyn; and niece Beverly Guy.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter Stephanie Schaeffer.

Funeral services will be held Friday December 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512.

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Susan So sorry for your loss.

~ Mark Matlack
12/14/2022 7:07:44 PM