Gerald D. Schaeffer, 80, of Alsace Twp, passed away after a short illness on December 6, 2022
at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest.
He was the husband of Theresa M. (Folk) Schaeffer. Together they celebrated 56 years of
Born in Richmond Twp, he was the son of the late Daniel and Pearl (Fink) Schaeffer.
Gerald was a graduate of Penn State University. He went on to work as a Civil Engineer, owning
and operating Samuel Perrotto & Company for 27 years. He was an avid Penn State fan, and
enjoyed golf and German Shorthair Pointers. He also loved camping and traveling, especially to
Canada to experience seeing Polar Bears.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: Jennifer A. Schaeffer, wife of Alexander Bier
of Blacksburg, VA and Daniel A. Schaeffer, husband of Sarah of Fleetwood. Also surviving is a
grandson: Samuel H. Schaeffer and a brother: Terry Lee Schaeffer, husband of Connie of
Palmyra, New Jersey.
Funeral services were private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Pennsylvania at www.humanepa.org
Bednar Funeral Home of Reading is in charge of arrangements; online condolences may be
made at www.bednarfuneralhomes.com
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