Seymour Schaffer


Dr. Seymour Schaffer of Dallas, Texas, died December 10, 2017, in his 93rd year. He was born in New York, New York and spent most of his life with his wife, sweetheart, and best friend of 55 years, Sonya Schaffer, in the home they created in Smithtown, New York. He inspired his family and everyone who met him with his wisdom, morality, compassion and love. He was a committed family dentist who stayed in touch with many of his patients even into his Florida retirement. He lived a long, happy and fulfilling life.


He is survived by his three children, Laurie Schaffer, Joseph Schaffer, Sara Schnakenberg, grandchildren Benjamin, Casey, Samuel, and Isabel, son-in-law Eric Schnakenberg, daughter-in-law Suzanne Wada, and four sisters Annabelle, Cece, Muriel, and Shirley.


Services are at the Beth Emeth Cemetery, 58 Turner Lane, Loudonville, NY on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Donations in his honor can be made to the Anti-Defamation League.


“When all seems lost, dear friend,

I turn to you.

For you, dear friend, will give me the vein

To open my heart to the world I see not.”


- Sonya Schaffer