Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Herb Schaefer 1946 - 2009

It is with great sadness that our court deals this week with the unexpected passing of Herbert "Herb" Schaefer.

For those of us working in this court, Herb wasn't just a co-worker: he was our friend, too. Everyone walking in our doors could expect to see a smiling face when they came upon Herb Schaefer ....

Herb Was Always Smiling

Only 63 years old, Herb passed away this past Monday -- the day after his birthday --thankfully, with family by his side. He'd worked at this big, red courthouse for over 44 years. Think of how things have changed since Herb first walked up those big stone steps ....

Herb Worked in This Big, Red Courthouse for 44 Years

Herb Schaefer was a Longhorn, graduating from UT - Austin and starting work here at the Bexar County Courthouse. His first job was in the office of Hart McCormick, who was then serving the county as its District Clerk. Herb would go on to work as a court clerk for Judge Anees Mann; he would serve as District Clerk; and he would serve in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit of Texas (located in the Bexar County Courthouse, with a region covering a large portion of South Texas), before joining our court. We were lucky to have him here, and he will be missed.

Herb Leaves Behind a Loving Family

Herb leaves behind wife, Joan Schaefer; daughter, Taryn Schaefer; step-daughter, Robynne Paugh (John); sister, Shirley Fox; and brothers, James Schaefer and Richard Schaefer. Everyone here offers our sincerest condolences to all of Herb's family as well as his extensive circle of friends.

Funeral Information and Memorial Online Guestbook

Visitation will be held this evening, from 5:00 to 9:00, at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio, Texas, 78212. Funeral services will follow tomorrow morning (Thursday, Sept. 17th) at eleven o'clock (11:00) with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

If you would like to sign the online memorial guestbook, you may do so here.

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