Frank W. Schaefer Jr.

November 2, 1916 - March 15, 2004

11/02/1916 - 03/15/2004

Past Services

Cemetery
Tuesday March 16, 2004
Toronto Union Cemetery
228 High Haven Drive
Toronto, OH 43964
740-537-3877 | Directions
Visitation
Friday March 19, 2004
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clarke Funeral Home
302 Main Street
Toronto, OH 43964
740-537-1234 | Directions
Service
Friday March 19, 2004
1:00 pm
Clarke Funeral Home
302 Main Street
Toronto, OH 43964
740-537-1234 | Directions

Frank W. Schaefer Jr., age 87 of Toronto, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2004 at his home.

Born November 2, 1916 in Steubenville, he is a son of the late Frank W. and Nellie Bly Schaefer Sr.

Frank was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Toronto; he is a 1934 Graduate of Toronto High School. From 1934 to 1935, he worked as a Crane man for the former Follansbee Steel -Toronto Plant, and then from 1935 to 1943he worked as a Crane man and Motor Inspector Helper for Wheeling Steel in Steubenville. From 1943 to 1946, Frank served his country as a member of the United States Army as a Radio Repairman Tec 3 Staff Sergeant. While in the Army, he was awarded the following citations, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and was certified as a Rifle Sharpshooter.

From 1946 to 1948, Frank worked as an engineer for WSTV radio in Steubenville. From 1948 to 1950, he built radio station WLIO in East Liverpool and served as its chief engineer. From 1950-1952 he built radio station WEIR in Weirton and also served as its chief engineer. In 1952 and 1953 he worked as the chief engineer at WBVP in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. From 1953 until his retirement in 1976 Frank was the Assistant Chief Engineer at WSTV

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Gregory Schaefer
7 years ago

I got to know Uncle Frank through his web page and numerous emails between he and I. He used some of my pictures on his site & I was moved that he did. If you read this Cousin Nancy, my Dad Robert Schaefer, Sr. sent me a copy of your recent letter to him. Thanks for the information it contained. My love and condolences to the family.

Gregory E. Schaefer