Milton Schaeffer, 89, of Livingston died March 14, 2019. Born in Newark, he also lived in West Orange before moving to Livingston 49 years ago.
Mr. Schaeffer was a teacher for Newark Schools for 13 years and for the Maplewood and South Orange School District for another 27 years, eventually retiring from a 40-year career in education, including serving in positions such as acting principal of the South Orange Middle School and English Department chairman.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
A World Chess Federation player, he was involved in and organized camping for children.
He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Geri; his son, Matt; his daughter, Talya (Matthew Cheng); two sisters, Lillian Gruber and Florence Grossman; and a grandchild.
Services were held March 17 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Fund.