Fred Schaefer

August 18, 1944May 3, 2018
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Fred Schaefer, age 73 of Secaucus passed away on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the Upper East Side Rehabilitation Center in New York City.

Born in Jersey City to the late Frederick and Enid (Dunbar) Schaefer, Fred was a former Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Triarc Companies, Inc. in Manhattan.

He is survived by his companion Judith Vance of New York City, and his cousin John Farley, Jr. of North Carolina.

Visitation for Fred will be held on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094. The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 9th, 10 AM at the Church of Our Savior in Secaucus. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fred Schaefer Football Scholarship at Penn State University. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fred Schaefer

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Sunny Holcomb

May 8, 2018

Dear friends and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Fred will be missed by so many!

I worked for Fred in my first job after leaving public accounting back in 1995. It was a great experience that I will never forget and I learned so much because he was so incredibly smart. He was not shy about asking us to produce quality work, which helped shape my commitment to excellence in my own career. Clearly, I could not have gotten very far without people like Fred to influence me: for this I am so thankful.

Rest in peace, Fred.

Tom Shultz

May 8, 2018

We all have lost a good friend, work associate, boss, mentor and the quintessential CPA whose integrity to his profession was remarkable. Happily I recall those many Friday "half days" during the summer when he would drive me home on his way to 908. The stop always entailed a refreshment or so at my yacht club, a short walk from home, to start the weekend celebration before continuing on to 908. Fun times and fondly remembered.
He now rests in our memories forever. Tom Shultz

Terri Gumpf

May 8, 2018

To Judy, family & friends of Fred,

Jerry & I are at a loss of words at just finding out about the passing of Fred. We met Fred in 2007 at Penn State through Jerry's Uncle Don Hartnett when our daughter was a freshman at Penn State. Needless to say, we have shared our passion for Penn State and Penn State football since that day. We didn't get to see him as often as we would have liked, but Fred, and Judy when she was there, never missed an opportunity to stay in touch with us to meet for drinks and to just catch up.

Fred was such a wonderful man, and we are just devastated that he's been taken from our lives and all of yours as well. We are going to miss sharing our love of the Lions and all things Penn State with him.

Rest in Peace, dear Fred!! (Just the sweetest man)

Terri & Jerry Gumpf

Barry Shufeld

May 7, 2018

Fred and I worked very closely together during the DWG acquisition. Although I was the IT guy and he was the Finance Guy, he was always there to ensure I was successful.

Thanks Fred and RIP.

Barry Shufeld

John Bender

May 7, 2018

To Family and Friends,

My Deepest Condolences goes out to All.

It was nice to work with Fred at Triangle, Triarc, etc.. He was the epitome of a "Great Guy" and a great leader of his team at TRY.

Fred, Rest in Peace, my friend!

Coleen Basista

May 7, 2018

To add to my original posting, took a while to find this.... Me & Fred & Karen Ballo from Triangle days...1984 Christmas party!! Again... RIP Dear Fred!

Coleen Basista

May 6, 2018

Worked with Fred For 20years, sssooo many wonderful memories! Ttooo many Great stories to tell here...a few dates, lots of cocktails with the triangle work Gang and millions of laughs...RIP DEAR FRED.... sincerest sympathy to you Judith, he was Wonderful!! 💞💞🙏🙏


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