Leland S. "Red" Schafer
January 31, 1996
ONEIDA - Leland S. "Red" Schafer, 75, West Road,
died Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, 1996, in the Oneida
Healthcare Center, where he had been a medical
patient for the past four days. He was born on May
24, 1920, in Mexico, N.Y., the son of Frank E. and
Margaret Church Schafer. He was a resident of the
Oneida area for the past 60 years.
He first married Nellie Zabele on Oct. 30, 1938,
in Oneida. She died on May 25, 1964. He later married
Dorothy Yeoman Swetmon on Oct. 18, 1965, in Halstead,
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Schafer was employed
with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development as a coordinator of inspections and
appraisals, with his office based in Morrisville.
Also, for many years, he owned and operated Schafer's
Auction House in Durhamville. Mr. Schafer was a
veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S.
Army in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He
was a life member of the Dean-Cunningham Post 1312,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, a former member of the
Oneida Moose Lodge 421 Loyal Order of the Moose and
was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Donna Schafer
of Daytona Beach, Fla; one step-son, James and Carol
Swetmon of Durhamville; two step-daughters, Sharon
Havenor of Sebring, Fla. and Judy Szabo and her
husband, Dan, of New Hartford; one sister, Mrs. Willis
(Margaret) Sawyer of Orange City, Fla; 14 grandchildren,
Hope Caswell Evans, Faith Caswell Rose, Cas Caswell,
Michael Boncella, Mark Boncella, Jeffery Boncella,
Michael Zerba, Rodney Jones, Sharon Jones, Dawn
Mastroianni, Matthew Swetmon, Elain Bartlett, Mark
Swetmon and Jill Swetmon; 14 great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Service held Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main
Street, Oneida, N.Y. Spring interment will be made in
Date: Thursday, April 22, 1999 02:16 PM
Madison Co. Families