Mark Schaeffer

Obituary of Mark A. Schaeffer

Mark Allen Schaeffer, 55, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on October 23, 2021, at Reading Hospital. Born in Pottstown, PA, on September 4, 1966, Mark was the son of Barbara Ann (Gehris) Schaeffer and the late Stewart Ray Schaeffer.  


Mark graduated from Pottstown High School in 1984, and worked for defi Solutions in King of Prussia, PA, for over 25 years. Mark was a faithful and longtime member of Norco Fire Company, Phillies Fire Company, and Sanatoga Fire Company. In his spare time, Mark enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, and hunting.


In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his son, Brandon Schaeffer (& Jasmine Forbes); his daughter, Katrina Schaeffer (& Michael Bailey); his brother, Ray (& Gina) Schaeffer; his sister, Denise Schaeffer; his devoted friend, Kathy Scully; and many other friends and family.


In addition to his father, Mark is predeceased by his son, Matthew Schaeffer, who passed on July 27, 2021.


Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark’s memory to: Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123. Online donations may be made at