In Memory

Ronald 'Ron' Schaufler - Class Of 1951

Ronald 'Ron' Schaufler

Ronald 'Ron' A Schaufler passed away September 17, 2016.

He spent 35 years with the US Forest Service, servicing the San Bernardino and the Klamath National Forests. Upon his retirement from the USFS he became an avid Smokey Bear collector and spent most of his time talking to children about fire prevention and Smokey Bear.

Ron is survived by his three children, Jeanette, David (Laura Lee), and Kristi; the mother of his children, Isis Brown; grandchildren, Ethan, Ariel, Angelica, and Hannah; sisters, Helga Schaufler '49 and Ellen Schaufler Hedtke '54; and numerous nephews and nieces, including Cindy Johnson Lamarche '68 and Judy Johnson Wells '69.

Mail Tribune, September 28, 2016

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05/13/18 08:54 AM #1    

Cynthia Johnson (Lamarche) (1968)

Ronald was a graduate of South Pasadena High, class of 1951.  After graduation he served in the U.S. Navy for three years.  Upon being dischared he attended Pasadena City College for 2 years, then joined the U.S. Forest Service, for a 30 year career, covering the San Bernardino and Klamath National Forests.  Upon retirement he became an avid member of the National Smokey Bear Club for the purpose of collecting, and preservation of Smokey Bear Memorabilia. Always reminding us, "It's not Smokey the Bear, it's Smokey Bear".

He traveled to Rome, and Germany.

Ron is survived by his children, Jeanette, Kristy, and David.  Sisters, Helga ('49) and Ellen ('53). Two grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Several neices and nephews including Cynthia ('68) and Judith ('69).

He loved attending class reunions when he could and often talked of his days at SPHS.  He is missed by his family and friends.




05/13/18 04:35 PM #2    

Charles Baldwin (1951)

Ron was a childhood friend from age 6 until granduation from SPHS.  He lived a block away on El Centro Street and across from our elementary school.  His father gave him a train set to play with when I would come to his house and we would run the track throughout the house.  He told me in Junior High School that he wanted to become a forester.  Even at a young age he knew how to set goals and achieve them.  Bless you Ron ... good memories.

Charles Baldwin, Class of '51

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