Edward Schairer

Obituary of Edward Schairer

Edward G. Schairer, age 90, of Shelton, beloved husband of the late Jean V. Noll Schairer, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Lord Chamberlain with his loving family by his side. Born in Bridgeport on October 6, 1927, he was a son of the late Jacob and Margaret Dahoe Schairer. Ed was proud to have served his country with the United States Marine Corps. during World War II and was a member of the American Legion, Post 177, of Bridgeport. Before his retirement he was an insurance salesman for over 35 years with John Hancock. A sports enthusiast, he was an athlete as a boy, a youth hockey coach and an avid fan of the New York Rangers and New York Giants. Ed was a kind and gentle man and always had something nice to say about everyone. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank all the nurses and staff at Lord Chamberlain and VITAS Hospice for all the care and compassion they provided.

Survivors include his loving children, Edward Schairer, Jr. and his wife Terrie of Mulberry, FL, Matthew Schairer and his wife Janet of Trumbull, Mark Schairer and his wife Anna of Woodbridge, Jennifer Sardo and her husband Joseph of Shelton and Vanessa Whitten and her husband Richard of Milford, 16 grandchildren, Sean Mitchell, Erin Mitchell, Michael Schairer, Matthew Guertin, Michael Guertin and wife Sarah, Stephen Guertin, James Boston, Janette Wider and her husband Eric, Brett Montavon, Joseph Schairer, Kelly Schairer, Nikolas Sardo and his wife Allison, Kyla Cattieu and her husband Paul, Marissa Feldman, Haleigh Feldman and Richard Whitten and four great grandchildren, Anthony, Marlee, Lyla and Daniel as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Gail Guertin and many brothers and sisters.

A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.