Harry Arthur Schaefer, age 78, died peacefully after his battle with cancer on Friday October 30, 2020 in Tucson Arizona.
Harry is survived by the love of his life and wife of 32 years, Joy. Their life was blessed with 5 children, Eric Schaefer of Albuquerque, Todd (Sonia) Helmick of Tucson, Cody Schaefer of Chicago, Dylan Schaefer of Tucson, and Johanna (Danny) Ferris of Tucson, and 3 grandchildren, Luke, Max, and Sophia. He is also survived by sister Johanna Abney of Slidell Louisiana, and Richard Schaefer of Houston Texas.
Harry was born on October 14, 1942 in New Orleans Louisiana to Arthur and Cornelia Ton Schaefer. He moved to Tucson while serving in the Air Force. After his time in the military, he started his 32-year career at the Tucson Fire Department where he retired in 2004.
Harry was a great family man and a loving father. His charm and ability to talk to anyone created countless friends over the years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, working with his hands, helping others and casually chatting with just about everyone he met. Harry was able to make an everlasting impact on those he met. He was a generous neighbor, and knew the names of the employees of stores where he shopped.
Harry will be remembered by his family and friends for his dynamic personality, his sense of humor and his love of those he cared for.
A family graveside service is planned, but friends are welcome to pay their respects to the family at the Schaefer house on Thursday November 5, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Last Alarm Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 18408 Tucson, AZ 85731