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SCHAEFER, Frederick M. Jr.

SCHAEFER - Frederick M. Jr. A dedicated teacher and mentor, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. He was 37. Born in Buffalo, Schaefer was a member of the 100th graduating class of Nichols School, Class of '92. He gained his M.A. in education from SUNY Plattsburgh and taught with his wife in the Peru Central School District before eventually becoming an Assistant Middle School Principal. He was regarded as a "favorite teacher" who inspired many students to pursue careers in education. An avid outdoorsman, Schaefer enjoyed hiking and boating with his family, rock climbing and attending his children's sporting events. The son of the late Adrienne L. Schaefer, Fred is survived by his wife, Natalie; a daughter, Isabella; two sons, Seth and Sebastien; his father, Frederick M. Schaefer Sr.; his sister, Tyanne Burke; and his brother, Kurt. Memorial donations to the Frederick M. Schaefer Leadership Award, a scholarship for graduating Peru High School students, may be sent to: Peru Central School District, c/o Treasurer, PO Box 68, Peru, NY 12972.

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