Richard C. Schafer, 91 passed away on February 19, 2020. Dick was born on December 25, 1928 and had been an Akron resident all his life. He graduated from South High School in 1946.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Dick retired from the Akron Police Department and Good Park Golf Course. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Stella Schafer; sister, Jean Harvey. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Emma Ruth; daughter, Nancy (Joe) Kostko; son, Lawrence Schafer; grandchildren, Christopher Kostko, Karen (Matt) Clark, Jeffrey (Erin) Kostko, Sean Schafer and Jaclyn Schafer; great grandchildren; Colin and Noah Clark, Owen Kostko and Aria Kostko; sister, Beverly (Ben) Segers and his best friends Bill Rice and Ed Matzules.
Private services will be held, and burial will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. Memorials in Dick's name can be made to the American Heart Association, 3505 Embassy Parkway Suite 100 Akron, Ohio 44333.
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