Thomas J. Schaffer, 63, formerly of Beverly, died May 24.

Funeral services were held June 3 at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. Private interment followed. Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Laura Schaffer; his children, Thomas Schaffer and Kelli Anne Schaffer; his siblings, Kathleen Flisk, Frank Schaffer, Robert David (Kim) Schaffer, Jean Schaffer and Margaret Mary Schaffer; his nieces and nephews, Sean Flisk, Dorothy Flisk, Christopher Schaffer, Laura Schaffer, Alexandra Pell and John Farhi; and his dogs, Mischief and Zuzu.

Schaffer is remembered as an avid golfer and loyal, lifelong friend to all.

Memorials are appreciated to Reach Out Community Center NFP, 2443 W. 16th St., #30, Chicago, IL 60608 or online at The nonprofit was founded by his niece and godchild, Dorothy Flisk.