Schaefer, Edward Richard “Chip”
June 17, 1964 – January 2, 2016
Chip Schaefer passed away in his sleep due to a heart attack on January 2. Born June 17, 1964, he was the first-born of Ed “Kip” and Chris Schaefer; big brother to Jodi Tucker (John) of Missoula, MT and Craig Schaefer (Bea) of Yorba Linda. He was the proud father of Ashleigh, Edward, and Joseph Schaefer, and doting grandfather to 8 year old Will Schaefer, all living nearby. Chip was born in Pomona, CA and spent his childhood years in Pomona, Diamond Bar, Brea, and Issaquah, WA. He had an innate knowledge of all things mechanical and spent his career in construction, his last position being a superintendent with Florida-based RCC Construction. He liked nothing better than to be with his kids and grandson, his siblings, working on old cars with his dad, cheering the Angels on, playing golf not so well, relaxing in Thailand, and being with his large and extended family. A celebration of Chip’s life will take place Sunday, January 10 at the Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma, Yorba Linda 92886. In lieu of flowers, a special fund has been established for grandson Will’s educational future. Contributions should be directed to “The Will Schaefer Education Fund” at PO Box 1327, Brea, CA 92822. We already miss Chip’s handsome self, his witticism, his generous and responsible spirit – we just plain miss him. Rest well, sweet son.You can find the complete original obituary on this website.