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Richard Harding Schaefer

August 14, 1947 — January 11, 2023

Richard Harding Schaefer, AKA Wacko fought his last battle on 1-11-23 due to multiple cancers caused by agent orange. He served in the Marine corp 1966-1969, receiving a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a canton policeman for 33 years. His most important things in life were his granddaughters , golf, pasta night with his family and friends. Preceded in death by parents Anthony and Ruth Schaefer, nephew Brian Stieber, and brother-in-law Jeff Hummel. Survived by wife Yvonne, son Eric, daughter in law Logan, granddaughters Avery and Alice, brothers Randy (Holly Schaefer) Michael ( Barb Schaefer) sister Debbie McCreight, sister in law Bev Hummel, nieces Jenny, Diana, Kelly, Nicole, Michele, and uncle Paul Mosley. A celebration of his life will be held at the American Legion, 1633 Cleveland Ave, Canton Ohio on January 21st from 1-4pm. Condolences and fond memories may be shared online at

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

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