Daniel Joseph Schaaf Jr.

December 27, 1937 ‒ February 16, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Daniel Joseph Schaaf Jr. of Sunbury, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  He was born in Columbus on December 27, 1937, to Daniel Joseph Sr. and Bertha L. (McMorrow) Fleming, both of whom preceded him in death.

Surviving Daniel, and cherishing his memory, are his wife of over 64 years, Joanne (Shaw) Schaaf of Sunbury; his daughters, Gretchen Throckmorton of Westerville, Robin Yocum of Delaware; his grandchildren, Cody Throckmorton and Damien J. Yocum.  Daniel was preceded in death by his parents and his son-in-law, David Yocum.

Daniel served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1966 – for which we are a grateful nation.  He worked as a color matcher for Columbus Coated Fabrics for over 41 years.  In the 1980s, Daniel served as the fire chief for the company, a position that he took great pride in.  Daniel enjoyed fishing, hunting, guns and wood working.  Above all, he was a loving and attentive husband, father and grandfather.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Daniel’s family is planning a private memorial service for him.  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and is honored to serve the Schaaf family.  Any memories of Daniel and condolences may be posted at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Sorry to hear of Dans passing. I know how hard it is to loose your husband and father. You are in my prayers. We loved living across the street from you. I remember throwing the Dispatch for Dan . I try to be thankful for the time I did have Glenn. I wish you and the kids well

  • So sorry! I remember when you and your dad worked at Long branch Pizza for us I know you had a good time with him then remember all the good things give your momMy condolences if you need anything at all let me know

  • Joanne, Gretchen and Robin, We were so sad to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a wonderful man. We have great memories of Tom and Dan’s Navy talks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Akers family

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