Dr. Schaeffer died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at his residence.
Born April 25, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn., he was the eldest child of the late Raymond Timothy Schaeffer and Enid “Pat” Ida Schaeffer. He is predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Ellen.
As a child, Tim spent time in Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. He attended St. Johns College High School in Washington, D.C. A graduate and class president of Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1962, Tim completed his residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and the Naval Medicine Center in San Diego. Tim served in the Navy and was stationed in the Phillipines (1963-1964) and Taiwan (1969-1971). He was a colonel in the Air Force.
Tim and his wife, Barbara, lived in Gainesville before moving to Baldwin. Tim was a pathologist at Union General Hospital in Blairsville and has been practicing medicine for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of the home Barbara Moore Schaeffer, his sister, Patrica Shenton and her husband Scott of Indiatlantic, Fla.; children Sandra and husband Ryan Lawrence of Woodstock, New Brunswick Canada, Berton and wife Sasha of Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael and wife Jennifer of Clermont, Fla., Christine Humble and husband Jeff of Lakewood, Ohio, Nicole and Arthur Foelsche of Montpelier, Vt., and Paul of Rocky River, Ohio; stepchildren Greg Kimsey and Gail of Clarkesville, Berrong Kimsey and Lori of Cleveland, and Keith Kimsey and Adriana of Leesburg, Va. and 13 grandchildren.
The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Berton T. Schaeffer Jr., Michael Schaeffer, Paul Schaeffer, Greg Kimsey, Berrong Kimsey, Keith Kimsey, Jeffrey Humble and Arthur Foelsche.
Memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of your choice in memory of Dr. Berton Schaeffer, Sr.
Online condolences can be made by visiting the website at acree-davisfh.com.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
November 11, 2011