George R. Schaefer

August 09, 1943 ‒ October 16, 2014

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: George Schaefer passed away Thursday evening, October 16, 2014 in his Bellville home suddenly with his wife by his side. He was 71.

He was born August 9, 1943 in Mansfield to parents Richard & Rosemary Schaefer.

He is survived by his wife Teri Schaefer of Bellville, whom he married June 15, 1963; two daughters and sons-in-law: Paula & Herb Sapp, and Kathy & Craig Shortridge; grandchildren: Arminda Sapp, Joshua Schaefer, Rodney Sapp, Thomas Schaefer, and Bryce Shortridge; three great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Owen & Stephanie Schaefer; sister Karen Kanz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by a son Thomas R. Schaefer.

A memorial gathering will be held to remember his life 4-6 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Richland County Humane Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve George’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Teri & daughter’s & family’s : Your family was always like famliy to me & I am sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Heartfelt condolences to your family for your loss. I remember George fondly for his wry wit and easy going perception of surrounding chaos of high school. I am thankful to have known him.

  • Dear Terry & family, My memories of Georgie as a baby at Grandpa Stanley’s & then again visiting his mother, Rosemary, with you Teri-faithfully every Mon, Wed, Fri at the nursing home are wonderful memories. I will keep you in my prayers & hope you find comfort. All my love to you & family, Lyn Lutz

  • May God be with all the family and comfort them as he welcomes George into the fold in heaven. Another classmate from high school is now resting with those who have gone before. May God provide relief to all who knew and loved George.

  • I am so sorry to read this. George and Owen were a part of my life before their dad passed away. My sister Marty was married to Richard. I spent many weekends at their house. Lost two friends when their dad passed.