Thursday, March 14, 2013

Obit: David Kristopher Schafer - RoundUp Bouncer

David Kristopher Schafer

David Kristopher Schafer April 8, 1990 - August 2, 2012 Oakland, CA David Kristopher Schafer, age 22, died in a tragic motorcycle accident on Highway 24 in Orinda, CA. He is survived by his loving mother, Kristina (Tina) Fort of Oakland; devoted father and stepmother, Rudi and Kimberly Schafer of Oakland; paternal grandmother Hildegard Schafer of San Leandro; maternal grandmother Inez Fort of Oakland and many adoring aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to family members, David leaves behind many close, loving friends who will miss him dearly. David graduated from Calaveras High School in June, 2008. During high school, he participated in Future Farmers of America and volunteered for the West Point Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. After high school, David worked for his father, Rudi Schafer, at his construction company Schafer Construct-ion/Times Up Termite where he proved to be a skilled carpenter. From age 12, David volunteered for Christmas in April/Rebuilding Together, and later joined BAYEAST and PCOC. David lived at his grandmother's property in the Oakland Hills, where he constantly contributed to the significant work load and cared for the animals. David became a skilled welder, automotive mechanic and fixer of all things! David left us all too soon. His infectious smile, abundant energy and belief in the good we all possess was an inspiration. He chose a path of happiness and would want all his loved ones to follow suit. In honor of David, seek peace, happiness and forgiveness for yourself and your loved ones. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to David K. Schafer Memorial, write check to Rudi Schafer, 849 Wallavista Ave Oakland CA 94610. A foundation is being formed to honor David's memory that will support kids who find school challenging obtain access to trade skills as they launch into adulthood. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 17 @ 1pm at the Chapel of Chimes 4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA.

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