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Robert Schaffner

Robert Schaffner, 68, of Bergenfield passed away on May 5, 2016. Born in Teaneck he was the Owner and Operator of Video Center in Rutherford, NJ. Beloved father of Jesse Schaffner, Jacquelyn Schaffner, Valerie Schaffner and their mother Elizabeth Cantamessa. Dear brother of Ellen Themstrup and her husband Bendt, Timothy and his wife Marsha, Donald and his wife Ann Marie and Kenneth and his wife Michelle Schaffner. Loving companion of Fran Monteleone. Visiting on Monday from 4-8 PM at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield. All will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9 AM for the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield at 10 AM. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hackensack. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 4-8 PM

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
St. Joseph Cemetery

179 Hackensack Ave.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

at 11:15 AM

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

29 No. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

All will meet at the funeral home at 9 AM for the Funeral Mass at 10 AM

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Hello Betty, I went to college with Bob and thought the world of him and his friends. I came by one time at your apartment and got to meet you, the girl of his dreams. I was in a band called the Lemon Sandwich and Bob was giving me singing lessons. I got in town and quickly came to your wedding, I had nothing to wear but a friends red jacket. (Check your wedding pictures .. that's me) I met your lovely sister later that week. Bob was a rock star and so is his family. He is in our heart for eternity. With a heavy heart. Walt Hileman Originally from Maywood, NJ

Walt Hileman Jul 24 2016 12:00 AM

Bobby was a terrific brother and friend. I have so many memories going back to our childhood together. I will miss him. I never thought he would be gone at such a young age. Our entire family mourns his passing. He was a center point in this family. He didnt ask for much from any of us and he was a gentle soul. We will see you again, our brother. Tim

Tim Schaffner May 12 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Betty, I'm not sure if you remember me. I have such wonderful memories of Bobby. He loved to sing and play in bands(The Merrymen)-remember then? He loved you at first sight; and told Frank Acacello "I'm going to marry that girl." I often wonder if they remained close friends. Bobby had a big heart; and his smile would light up a room. I, and my husband, Ted, both send our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will be praying for you. Grieving is a hard and sad process. We are so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Ginny and Ted (If, by any chance, you know how to get in touch with Frank, please pass my email and phone number on to him.) Zoomginb@aol.com (630) 995-5198 - cell #

Ginny Ziegler Burt 8S041 Creek Drive May 12 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences on the loss of Bob, I'be spent many times with him at Advantage sound and the Video Center. A good Man.

John Venable May 11 2016 12:00 AM

Spent a lot of time at VCNJ both as a contract employee and for a while on staff. Everyone there played a big part in my life during those years. Bob Schaffner and I didn't always agree on every little thing, but overall I think we had a good working relationship and friendship too. RIP.

Peter TenHaagen May 9 2016 12:00 AM

Jesse, Jackie, Valerie, Betty and family - my deepest sympathy on the loss of Bobby. He was a great friend of the family. I've got so many good memories of your whole family and I think of them often. I hope that you are able to cling to lots of good memories to help you through this difficult time. Linnette (Silverio) Frey

Linnette Frey May 9 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Jackie,Valerie and Jesse I am so sorry for your loss.Bob was wonderful person and amaizing father,He loved all of you so much.May God all of comfort be with you and your family in this difficult days.The Bible says in Revelation 21:3-5-''He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more...''God promises- ''There is going to be resurrection''

Tia Gvimradze May 8 2016 12:00 AM

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