Emily Schafer, 92, S&L assistant manager

October 04, 2006

Emily Schafer, a retired savings and loan assistant manager, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 27 at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home. The lifelong Catonsville resident was 92.

Born Emily Anna Chamberlain in an apartment above a dentist's office on Frederick Road, she was a 1931 graduate of Catonsville High School and president of her senior class. She also played basketball, volleyball and field hockey for the school.

She attended a business school in downtown Baltimore, worked for a state agency and an insurance firm and gave piano lessons in her home.

After raising a family, she became assistant manager of the old Loyola Federal Savings and Loan Association branch in the Paradise section of Baltimore County. She retired nearly 30 years ago.

Mrs. Schafer lived in Catonsville's Holmehurst section for more than 60 years and was a member of Catonsville United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the MacNabb Funeral Home, 301 Frederick Road in Catonsville.

Survivors include her son, James W. Schafer of Gettysburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband of 50 years, Howard Douglas Schafer, died in 1989. A son, John D. Schafer, died in 1979.

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