On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the age of 89, George Arthur Schaefer, Sr., son of Leon L. Schaefer and Armantine Marie Hattier, finished his earthly race to spend eternity with his Beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Loving husband of 62 years to Dorothy Metzler Schaefer, Beloved father to Cathy Cilluffo (Randy), George Jr., Donna Blancher (Ronnie), Glenn (Julie), Freddy (Pam). Grandfather to Barak (Heather), Jordan (Corey), Ashley (Derrick), Blade, George III, Kodi, Ian, Joshua (Laci), Justin (Ashley), Aimee (Cody), Nathan, Seth (Sarah), Sarah (Michael), Jack, Ethan, Kayla (Ryan), Victoria and Carleigh. Great grandfather to Levi, Luke, Myla, Gabriel, Taylor, Hailey, Olivia, Rowen, Jacelyn, Harley, Camden, Caylum, Anthony, Presley, Anthony, Ava, and Ethan.
“PawPaw” as he was affectionately known by all, loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a love for the outdoors. In the summer, he could be found in his vegetable garden in his backyard, growing Creole tomatoes or crabbing and trawling at his camp, on Lake Pontchartrain. In the winter, you could find PawPaw with his sons, sons-in-law and grandsons rabbit and deer hunting or out on the back patio opening a sack of salty oysters.
He welcomed everyone to his table and never knew a stranger. What he loved best was spending time in The Word of God, The Bible. PawPaw was a prince of a man, a true man of God, a wonderful Christian role model. His Christ-like values, unconditional love and wisdom, impacted many lives. His legacy will live on through the love he gave to so many. PawPaw will be greatly missed by all.
Friends and Family are invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at World Prayer Tabernacle, 4030 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will be at St. Louis #3, located at 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119. Family and friends are invited back to World Prayer Tabernacle for a repass. ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME 3827 CANAL STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70119.