Service Information:

July 30th, 2021 at 02:30 PM
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
6439 Sprout Springs Rd. Flowery Branch, Georgia.

Mr. Allen Ronald Schaffer, Sr., 85






On July 17th, 2021, Allen R. Schaffer, Sr., a loving husband, father, brother, and friend passed away suddenly in the town of Gainesville, GA, surrounded by family.


Allen was born on December 26 of 1935 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to the late Russell and Florence Schaffer. Allen is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Beverly Schaffer; son, Allen “Buddy” Schaffer, Jr.; daughter, Sandra Ann Schaffer-Bass; and two grandchildren along with two great-grandchildren.


Allen was a man of many talents and achievements. From a Boy Scout leader, US Army Veteran to business owner and Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in 1996-1997. He was also known for his love of square dancing, bowling and an avid coin collector. With his spare time, he served in the church choir and with the Knights of Columbus.


Allen will be greatly missed, but will always be greatly loved.


Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday July 30th, 2021 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Sprout Springs Rd.  Flowery Branch, Georgia.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Betty Ganoe 2021-07-18 23:14:41
Al, my dearest friend, you will be missed . Rest In Peace.
Roger & Patty Barbour 2021-07-19 19:59:55
As a neighbor I had the great and awesome honor of knowing Al for many years. Enjoyed he and Bev walking the neighborhood together while stopping by to talk about wine and pizza on Friday nights an of course the best place to eat Waffle House. On weekends you could hear them both singing to oldies on the back deck just wonderful. Most of all we would talk about Jesus and what it would be like to be with Him well Al is with Him now in perfect health. We will miss you but Patty and I will see you”
Tracy Schaffer 2021-07-20 12:22:27
Al was a wonderful father-in-law. He always had many stories to share about things that happened when they lived in Baltimore. I will be forever grateful to him and Bev for their son (my husband) “Buddy” and daughter Sandi. Gathering around a dinner table or just sitting in the den chatting about cars will be forever changed. Go rest high on that mountain, Al. I love you.
Cynthia Banks 2021-07-20 20:54:29
Condolences to Allen and family. May God give you all the strength you need to get through such a difficult time. Tony & Cynthia Banks
Donna m beem 2021-07-20 21:42:38
I wanted to express my Deepest Sympathy to Beverly and Family. I am a neighbor and live close by ..I remember Al and Beverly and got to chat with them many times when I see them walking with their precious Doggy. Al was a joy to talk to and so nice. I will miss him. He loved the Lord and I feel he's enjoying the happiness of Heaven now and someday we will meet again at Heavens Gates.. May God comfort you and help you in this time of great sorrow and give you strength and peace ... God bless!🙏👼🙏😇🙏
Tammy Hulsey 2021-07-23 19:43:59
Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know this is a tough time for you. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask. May God’s mercy and grace comfort you during the coming days.
Larry Ginder 2021-07-24 10:19:11
Remembering the years that we sang together in choir at St. Michael. Jeanine and I send our prayers for the family .
Lauren and George Mixon and family 2021-07-24 19:54:12
So sorry to hear about Al's passing. We are neighbors and we enjoyed Al and Bev's company. My kids had adopted them as their second grandparents. Al was a wonderful person and we will miss him ! May God give you peace and strength Bev and family.
Jaime Johnson 2021-07-28 18:38:27
I’m truly heart broken to hear my friend Al has passed. I met him in 2015. We worked together every day till he fully retired again. I last heard from him in April. Aside from a couple chance encounters at Waffle House with him and Bev over the last few years. I really cared for him. He was a good friend to me and will be greatly missed.
Wanda Walker 2021-07-31 14:58:14
Mark and I were so sorry to hear that our neighbor and friend had passed. He and Bev are just the sweetest people and we always enjoyed seeing them walk their dog together on our street, as well as stopping to say hello. They were good friends and we will surely miss them. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bev and the family.
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