Plant Memorial Trees
Saturday, May 6, 2023
2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)
Leo Andrew Schaaf, age 80, of Kernersville died Sunday, April 30, 2023, following a lengthy illness.
Leo was born in Caseville, Michigan, in 1943. He graduated from Lakers High School in 1961 and went on to attend Central Michigan University before joining the Air Force in 1962. Leo was a Vietnam Veteran, and during that time, he was stationed in Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he was stationed in Florida, and he also spent time serving in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam, Taiwan, and the Philippines. He left the service in 1966 as Airman 1st Class.
In 1966, he began working at LTV Aerospace in Michigan, and in 1979, he joined Energy Development Associates and moved to North Carolina. Leo later began working at Stockhausen in 1987 before retiring in 2004.
Leo was a proud and devoted grandfather to his five grandchildren, and he cherished being Grampy. One of his favorite pastimes was being active and present in their lives. Leo was also known for his quick, easygoing wit, his interest in Civil War history, and was proud to shout 'Go Blue' as he cheered on the Michigan Wolverines. He also enjoyed attending Carolina Panthers games, car shows, and loved spending time at the mountains and the beach. Leo was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church for over 40 years.
Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Patricia; daughter Lesley (Justin) Lang of Kernersville; son Scott (Elizabeth) of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren - Madeline and Jenna Lang; and Will, Emma, and Adam Schaaf. Four brothers: Glen (Ardra) of Pigeon, Michigan; Carl (Georgia) of Beaufort, South Carolina; Bert of Bay City, Michigan, and Tom Farver of Elkton, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father Arnold Schaaf, as well as his mother and stepfather Marguerite and Henry Farver
The family will greet visitors at 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 6, at Mt Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2600 Pisgah Church Rd., Greensboro. Service will follow at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org) or to Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.