Julia M Schaefer

Obituary of Julia M Schaefer

Julia M. Schaefer (nee Byrne) age 82 of Wyckoff died Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Born in Pittsburgh, PA she has been a resident of Wyckoff for 47 years.  Julia was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth’s R C Church, Wyckoff, NJ.  Surviving is her beloved husband of 61 years, Donald T. Schaefer of Wyckoff, her three devoted children, Thomas F. Schaefer and his wife Margaret of Atlanta, GA, Donna S. Gartner and her husband Steven of Scotch Plains, NJ, and Susan A. Schaefer and her husband John Maguire of Oakland, NJ.  Also surviving are her ten grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian, Colleen, Theresa, Megan, Caitlin, Harold, Andrew, Kevin and Jack. Julia was one of seven children and is survived by three sisters, Mary Margaret Delaney, Jeanie Kohl and Joan Ferer.  Julia was always known for her hospitality and the sheer joy she would bring to any occasion. She will be dearly missed. The family will receive friends on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, at 10 am at St. Elizabeth’s RC Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave.  Wyckoff, NJ.  Entombment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Lustgarten Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Dr. Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797, Lustgarten.Org. OR   Macular Degeneration Research, A Bright Focus Foundation Program, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871, www.brightfocus.org/macular