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Jeffrey J. Schaefer, Outdoorsman

Westport resident Jeffrey John Schaefer, a 1966 graduate of Staples High School, died Oct. 9 at his home. He was 62.

Schaefer, the husband of Susan Beverly Mahn, whom he married in 1976, attended junior college in Florida and graduated from the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Ohio.

He was an avid fisherman, boater and downhill skier.

In the 1970s, Schaefer was a co-owner of Fairfield County Estate Liquidators. In 1979, he joined his father in John Schaefer Builders, Inc., which he owned until 2001.

From 2001 to 2007, he worked for Hobbs, Inc. of New Canaan as an assistant construction superintendent and then as service representative in the Renovations & Estate Services Group.

In addition to his wife, Schaefer is survived by his daughter, Becky Schaefer Kohl, and her husband, Nate, of Westport; his sister, Jane Schaefer Johngren and her husband, Peter, of Hartwick, N.Y.; his sister-in-law, Cynthia Mahn Slater and her husband, Ralph, of Ridgefield; several cousins, a niece, several nephews and a grandniece.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road E., Westport. Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Schaefer's memory can be made to the Development Department of the Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854.

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