unknown - February 29, 2012
Leanne (Stedman) Schaefer, 51, of Liverpool, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Upstate University Hospital due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Oneida, a daughter of the late Clair Stedman and her mother Wilma Stedman. Leanne was raised in Chittenango, graduating from Chittenango High School in 1978. She attended Southeast Academy in Kissimmee, Fla., and furthered her studies in travel and tourism while enrolled at Herkimer County Community College. She was employed at FedEx Express in North Syracuse for the past seven years as a material handler and driver, receiving numerous awards for driver safety. Previously, Mrs. Schaefer worked for Borden and Edy’s Ice Cream Companies. Leanne will be remembered for her vibrant personality, always smiling and her great sense of humor. She was a kind and giving person who was always there for you, expecting nothing in return. Her true love though was her family; knowing her son had found his passion being an EMT and member of the Liverpool Fire Department, and so proud looking forward to see her daughter skip across the stage at her high school graduation this year. Besides her father, she is predeceased by an infant son Chad W. Schaefer in 1992.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband of 22 years, Mark W. Schaefer; son, Cody L. Schaefer; daughter Courtney L. Schaefer all of Liverpool, her mother, Wilma Stedman of Chittenango, sister, Donna A. Stiles of Willow Spring, N.C., and nephew Taylor K. Stiles. Also surviving are a large and caring extended family and a special bond with Aiden.
Calling hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool with funeral services following at 4 p.m. Contributions in Leanne’s memory can be made to the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, Corporate Woods of Brighton, Bldg 30 Suite 220, Rochester, NY 14623 or Liverpool Fire Department, 1110 Oswego St. Liverpool, NY 13088.