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Thomas G. Schaffer


Thomas G. Schaffer, known as Greg and "Gramps" by those who loved him, peacefully passed away in his San Antonio home on the morning of August 1st. Greg was born on October 17, 1947 the son of Thomas and Anna Schaffer in St Louis, Missouri. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran in his youth and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1980 with a degree in business. He then made a career for himself in the field of health insurance.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years Mary Jo Schaffer and her two children, Sarah Miracle and Jeff Gossmann, along with their spouses, Joseph Miracle and Kelli Gossmann. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren: Jack, Benjamin, and Savannah Miracle, and Gabriel, Ruthie, Nathaniel, and Zachariah Gossmann. Also surviving is Gregís son, Jeff Schaffer, Gregís brother Bill Shaffer and wife Virginia, along with their sons, Josef Schaffer and wife Jamie, and James Schaffer and wife Erina.
Greg enjoyed fishing, golfing and the San Antonio Spurs. More importantly, he was celebrated as a caring and dependable man, persistently providing for his family through good times and bad. He is remembered for his faithful care and self-giving love which he displayed as he nurtured his wife back to health during her struggle with cancer. He provided an excellent example of doing what it takes to take care of the people you love. His reward in heaven will be greater than he would have ever expected.Being a patient and kind man, he was deeply respected and admired by his children and grandchildren alike and will be missed by all. Job well done, Greg.
The Funeral Mass will be at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bandera, Friday August 11 at 10 am. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.