Board Spotlight: Larry Schaffer

December 28, 2022 | Board Spotlight, News

Larry Schaffer Bio

Larry has served as a local funeral director for over 30 years and is currently the manager of our Oregon Chapel. He is graduate of Defiance College and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (1981). He and his family regularly attend Christ United Methodist and St. Ignatius Catholic Churches. Larry has served as past president of the Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Oregon Community Family Coalition, Eastern YMCA Board, Treasurer of the James Hancock Senior Center, past Vice President of the Board of Directors of Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, past Chair of the Promedica Bay Park Foundation Board.

Larry is currently on the Board of Trustees for ProMedica Bay Park Hospital and is on the hospital’s Business Council, President of Good Grief Northwest Ohio, President Elect of the Little Sisters of the Poor Board and a current board member of Eastern Maumee Bay CC. Larry is responsible for our memorial design team and his unique ability to custom design family memorials can be seen in many local cemeteries. He and his wife, Jane, are Oregon residents and have three children, Rachael, Lauren, and Jacob.

Larry Schaffer Reflection

How I feel about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio is beyond words…

To be part of an organization that keeps families close to their children, that is very much in need of having their loved ones close by or even allowing the loved ones to take a quick break for themselves but always knowing they still are very close in proximity of their loved one is indescribable. Never having to use RMHC personally, I can not even imagine the stress the family goes through, wanting to stay very close to the patient and worry about leaving the bedside, let alone the worry caused by the situation itself. The House allows the family to take a break even if it is only for an hour or so, just to let the family regroup and refresh.

So many positive and good stories come from the families about the House. It makes you feel good that in some small way, being a board member makes you feel that you personally had a hand in helping them. I was raised with the attitude you always help others, even if you do something small, you have left that person in a better place than before you helped them. That is why I became involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. To give back to others.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio truly makes a difference. Thank you to everyone who supports the House.