Terry L. Schaefer, 75, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday.
He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Francis A. and Thelma (Miller) Schaefer.
Surviving are his loving wife, Katherine; three sons: Jeffrey (Sheryl) of DeBary, Fla., Steven (Toni) of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Eric (Leila) of Washington, D.C.; a stepson, Travis (Nicole) Peterson of Ashland, Org.; five grandchildren; two sisters: Thelma R. (Gary) Zimmerman and Amanda P. Brenner; and many nieces and nephews.
Terry was a Hollidaysburg native and a 1960 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. He served 31 years with the U.S. Army, which included tours in Vietnam, Germany and with the Defense Attache Office in Moscow, USSR, as well as two tours in Korea and one in Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star in Vietnam. During his career, he received numerous awards and citations, including the Legion of Merit. He retired as a sergeant major in December 1990, however, in February 1991, he was recalled to active duty in support of Desert Storm. Upon Army retirement, Terry worked for government veterans' organizations in Virginia and for the Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
He retired in 2006 after 46 years of service to our nation and returned to Hollidaysburg, where he continued to support our veterans as a volunteer van driver at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. During the past seven years, he worked as a contract security supervisor at Station Medical Center, Altoona.
He was an active member of The American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans and Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg.
Friends will be received from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2018, and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held afterward at 11:00 a.m. Tuesay, Pastor Daren L. Ritchey officiating. After the service, full military honors will be accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to one of our veterans organizations.