William E. “Doc” Schaefer, 71 years old, of Youngwood, Pa., formally of Bellevue, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at home.
He was born, Oct. 20, 1941, in Bellevue, son of William V. and Elizabeth (Moyer) Schaefer.
Doc was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of West Hempfield American Legion Post 53 and Westmoreland County Board American Legion Baseball. He was inducted into Pennsylvania American Legion Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Doc was a life member at Youngwood Volunteer Hose Company No. 1, where he served as vice president and softball coach. He was a longtime member of Youngwood Recreation Board, member of Stone Creek Hunting and Fishing Camp, member of VFW Post 211 Youngwood, a life member and past president of Fraternal order Bellevue Eagles, and a longtime coach to many teams and players. Doc was an avid skier and enjoyed his trips to Stone Creek Camp. He was also a member of Holy Cross Church of Youngwood where he served as an usher.
Doc retired from ABB where he proudly worked for 42 years as a purchasing agent. He worked for the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc.
Surviving are his wife, Carol K (Schuett) Schaefer; son, Brandon Schaefer and wife Heather McCarthy-Greensburg; grandson, Anderson and granddaughter Emily; two brothers, David Schaefer of Bellevue, Steve Schaefer and wife Linda of Bellevue; sisters, Jane Horn and husband Kirk of Bellevue, Cindy DeLuca and husband Frank of Huron, and many nieces and nephews.
Due to the storm, visitation and services are being postponed one day.
Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home, Inc., Youngwood, where a Firemen’s service will be held at 7 p.m.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Holy Cross Church, with Rev. Bill Berkey officiating. Interment will follow in the Youngwood Cemetery, where military funeral rites will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association.
Family suggests memorial contributions to the Youngwood Hose Co. No. 1, P.O. Box 1013, Youngwood, PA 15697, or the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.