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Schaefer, Former PA Senator, Dies at 66

Viewings are planned for Friday and the funeral on Saturday.

Michael P. Schaefer, 66, of Upper St. Clair, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Beloved father of Michael B. (Cheryl), Daniel P. (Alfy), Jeffrey T., and Stephanie J. Schaefer; cherished grandpa of Miles D. Schaefer; son of the late Michael M. and Irene Schaefer; brother of Paul S., Robert J. (Kim), and Mark (Louise) Schaefer; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Michael was an attorney with general practice in Bethel Park; and was an avid horse and dog lover, leaving behind his beloved dog, Fanta.

Michael was also a former state senator of the 37th district; he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star; and was a graduate of Notre Dame and Georgetown Law School.

Friends are welcome Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Freyvogel-Slater Funeral Directors at 112 Fort Couch Rd. in Bethel Park, across from South Hills Village. The funeral service is planned for 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 1066 Washington Rd. in Mt. Lebanon.

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Dot January 26, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Rest in peace Mike. You will be missed by your friends at Greenmoor. You were bigger than life and a force of nature. It will never be the same without your generous, warm spirit.

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