Charles E. Schaefer, Jr.

Date of Death: March 12, 2015
Massapequa Funeral Home, North Chapel
1050 Park Boulevard
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-798-2500 | Map
Sunday 3/15, 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
855 Carman Rd.
Massapequa Park, New York 11762
516-541-3270 | Map
Monday 3/16, 9:45 am
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
Monday 3/16

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Robert Jurgens left a message on September 3, 2015:
Uncle Charlie. How you have influenced my life. You were my Uncle and mentor. You gave me my passion for cars and auto racing. You shared your love of HiFi systems. You explored life and encouraged me to have my own business.You taught me how to survive the loss of a spouse.I am so happy we got to spend the last few days of your life together as we grieved the loss of my Mom.Thank you, Uncle, for all that you were and still are to me.
Joe Wilkes left a message on March 15, 2015:
I met him when I was 8, and he was 18. He was dating my sister. They decided to get married. I didn't have a brother and he became my older brother. He entered the army to get it over with, so he and my sister could get married. There was a draft in those days. All able bodied men had to serve. He left with me with a gasoline powered model swamp boat he had built. I treasured that boat and would run the motor whenever I could. Later, he was interested in model airplanes and soon I became interested in them. We would watch the radio controlled planes and he eventually got one. When he returned from the army, his parents gave him a monaural HiFi system. He quickly upgraded it. I helped him build a DynaKit Stereo Amplifier and I got his cast offs. Here I was in JHS and I had my own HiFi System. I later added a second amplifier and I had an early stereo system. I have spent thousands of dollars over the years on audio equipment because he gave me his castoffs. When I got interested in radios, he helped me build a Lafayette transistor radio kit. We flew planes together. He introduced me to Japanese cars and how much better they handled compared to American cars. He and my sister introduced me to Pizza and had to practically force me to eat it. I quickly became a convert. When my sister died, we drifted apart. He married two more times and lost each of those wives to cancer. When his third wife died, I told him how many of the hobbies that I have were his fault and he provided inspiration to me. I will miss him as someone would miss their brother.Rest in Peace Charlie Schaefer, you were a good man. Thanks for your friendship.
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