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Glen Schaaf

Obituary for Glen Schaaf

October 7, 1926 - July 22, 2017
Glen Ellyn, Illinois | Age 90


Glen Schaaf, 90, of Glen Ellyn, IL, formerly of Avon Lake, died on Saturday July 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Olga (nee Marsalka). He is survived by his loving children: Janis (Jerry) Pfister, Glen Ellyn, IL, Nancy (Mark) Williams, of Miami, FL and Glen (Betsy) Schaaf, of Charlotte, NC, and a dear sister, Ruth Clausen. He is also survived by his devoted grandchildren: Caroline (Brian) Shields, Charlie Pfister, Robbie Pfister, Lauren Schaaf and David Schaaf, as well as cherished great grandchildren: Nora, George and Samantha. He was born on October 7, 1926 in Mansfield, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he pursued a degree in chemical engineering. He played the cornet in the Ohio State Marching Band and remained a loyal Buckeye fan his entire life. Mr. Schaaf served in the United States Army during World War II. In 2015, he went to Washington DC as part of a contingent of veterans from Illinois to participate in Honor Flight activities. He spent his career as a chemical engineer where his expertise was used to develop methods for production of poly vinyl chloride, taking him to many different locations including Canada and Venezuela. After retirement he was devoted to his work with the Lorain County Fire Brigade where he volunteered his time and efforts for the Shriner's Childrens' Hospital. Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to the Shriners Hospitals, 1000 East Edgerton Road, Cleveland Ohio 44147. Friends may call on Friday, July 28 from 10:00am until the start of the service at 11am, at Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, 32340 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake. Interment at Ridge Hill Cemetery. 440-933-3202

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