David W. Schamber


David W. Schamber, 83, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Monday, June, 18th, 2018.  Born and raised on his family’s farm in Lickdale, PA, he was the son of the late John A. Schamber and Verna Schamber-Feather (nee Mease).  Previously of Ringwood and Palisades Park, he resided in Fair Lawn for 52 years. 

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, the late Paula A. Schamber (nee Kurza).  He was also predeceased by his brothers John E., Paul J., and Clifford F. Schamber, and Jay L. Feather.  Loving and devoted father of John D. Schamber and wife Susan, of Eldersburg, Maryland; and, William E. Schamber and wife Kathleen of Fair Lawn.  Cherished grandfather of Kaitlyn, William and Joshua.  Besides his sons and grandchildren, he is survived by several cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Prior to retiring, he was a head custodian for the Fair Lawn Public School System.  He had previously worked 26 years for Up-Right Scaffolds in Teterboro, as well as: Dr. Madis Labs in South Hackensack; Coast Metals in Hackensack; and Palisades Park Lumber Company.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the Army’s 24th Infantry Division.  He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Edsall-Lunstedt-Davidson Post 4365, Palisades Park, NJ and a member of the Korean War Veterans’ Association.

The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, 3-7 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Interment will be at a later date at Union-Salem Church Cemetery in Lickdale, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of David can be made to The Salvation Army, www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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