OBITUARY

Dennis Patrick Schaffer

December 13, 1945March 2, 2019
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Dennis P. Schaffer, age 74, passed away during the morning hours of Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC.

Visitation services will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:00 am with funeral services immediately following at 11:00 am at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, SC.

Dennis “Denny” Schaffer was born to Kathryn and Lawrence Schaffer in Los Angeles, CA on December 13, 1945. Dennis served his country proudly for over 21 years in the United States Navy, was a veteran of the Vietnam War and then went on to have a very successful career owning multiple businesses specializing in government contracting and information management. He married Elaine W. Baker on May 7, 1966 and together they raised three beautiful children: Denise Lynn (54), Lisa Maria (49), Dennis Patrick, Jr (46) and affectionately referred to themselves as the “Fab Five”. Dennis was a family man who loved spending time with his family and believed in the “Quality of life… Not the quantity” and as Frank Sinatra said, he did it “My way”.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Schaffer and Kathryn Uhrlaub; his younger brother, John Francis “Frank”; and his younger sister, Gina Unhrlaub.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elaine Schaffer; daughter, Denise Schaffer of Blythewood, SC; daughter, Lisa Huntley and her husband, Harold of Blythewood, SC; son, Dennis Schaffer, Jr and his wife, Tiffany of Bentonville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Daniel, Benjamin, Roman, Alexander and Scarlett; brother, Lawrence Schaffer and his wife, Pamela of Maryland; brother, Ronald Schaffer and his wife, Gloria of California; brother, Tony Uhrlaub and his wife, Kathryn of Nevada; sister, Jessica Uhrlaub of Nevada; sister, Jamie Newell and her husband Anthony of Washington. Additionally, he is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and very special family friends.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 8, 2019
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Donna Bonebrake

March 7, 2019

So many Fond Memories of Dennis...aka Uncle Denny. Working together he became a Mentor to me but also a Friend and Family. I always loved that he called me "Kiddo"....kept me young. We shared our Navy days in stories. His sense of humor was like no other. He was continuously amused by my Southern expressions..i.e., "I'm Stuffed as a Tic" and he repeated that one a lot when we would have meals together...Lol....He was definitely Larger than Life and an amazing person. I am so honored to have known him and will miss him greatly. RIP Sweet Uncle Denny❤️

Tami Allen

March 6, 2019

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Tiffany Schaffer Harthcock

March 5, 2019

Tiffany Schaffer Harthcock

March 5, 2019

Tiffany Schaffer Harthcock

March 5, 2019

Tiffany Schaffer Harthcock

March 5, 2019

Tiffany Schaffer Harthcock

March 5, 2019

Tiffany Schaffer Harthcock

March 5, 2019

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