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  1. Rich was truely a gentle man and will be missed tremendously. My sincere condolences. Rachel Meidan (co-worker at Sugar Foods)

  2. At times like this we can’t help remembering how fragile life is… To Louise, may you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends… In deepest sympathy, Chris Travisano – Sugar Foods

  3. My Dearest Richie, I will truly miss you as my loyal friend, You are a man of true intrigity and dignity a man of justice and loving-kindness. May Jehovah God remember all the good you have done in your life to benefit us all! I will not say good-bye because I hope to see you in the resurrection promised by our God.Thank you for being such a good friend. I’ll miss your voice and your Big Blue eyes!

  4. Richie! How I will miss you – you were such a joy to work with and always there when needed. I’m so thankful for having had my life touched by your gentle spirit. Thanks for all your help over the years. Thanks for allowing me to share in the joy of your family with all the wonderful grandchildren and doggy pics. Rest in peace, my friend!

  5. My deepest Condolences to the Schafer family, though my acquientence with Richard was business oriented, I had the pleasure to meet him a couple of times, he was always a gentleman in our many discussions, and my heart goes out to his family. I was so sorry to hear of this, RIP Richard. Jerry & Dianne Hubler

  6. Rich was a very humble and genuinely sweet and funny man. Always helpful and very dependable. We shared a love of concerts (The Eagles and Tom Petty in particular) and enjoyed discussing our concert experiences. I remember when he took his wife Louise to the Nokia Theater when it opened a few years ago to see The Eagles and Dixie Chicks concert on the same night I was going. He had told me at the office that he wanted to buy my friend and I drinks and that he would look for me. My friend and I lingered at LA Live and were a little late arriving inside the Nokia, but there was Rich and Louise….waiting for us at the section doors of where my seats were. A man of his word! He will be terribly missed.

  7. I was so sad to hear the news of Rich’s passing. I’ve known him at work for so many years. He was larger than life, and like the others have said here, a man of integrity. I can’t believe I will never hear him say to me “How’s Kelly doing today?” again. It’s surreal. I will miss him so much. He was kind, intelligent, thoughtful and a real team player at Sugar Foods. I will never forget our talks of family. He was so excited about his recent Hawaii trip with Louise. Loved his family so much and always had pictures to share. It’s breaking my heart, but I don’t know if I can come to the funeral b/c of my father’s illness, but I will be there in spirit. We loved you Rich, thank you for sharing part of your life with all of your co-workers. We were all blessed to know you. Rest in peace in heaven. May God comfort your family in their time of grieving.

  8. My deepest sympathy to the Schafer Family. Richard and I never met but I feel we had a long working friendship. As difficult as this time is I pray you find comfort in knowing Rich will always be with you, and the memories you shared will always be a part of your life. God bless you.

  9. To the Shafer Family Rich will be missed very much here at Sugar Foods. Thank you for sharing him with us. He was a great co worker and a friend I will miss him and his little Cooper very much God Bless

  10. To the Schafer family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the great loss your family has experienced.I enjoyed working with Rich and will surely miss his laugh,good humor and ever present smile.

  11. Louise: I am so very sorry this happened to you and Richie and I don’t want to tell you any platitudes like time heals, etc. Randy and I have great affection for the both of you. We will always remember Richie with that nice smile and hearty laugh. Please take good care of yourself. Love, Ulla

  12. I had the pleasure to work with Rich at Sugar Foods from afar and he was always plesant even when the customer was not. Rich always had a way to put humor in the situation and make us all feel better. Please accept my condolences and symphathy for your loss.

  13. I worked with Rich for 20 years. He was such a caring man. He was always there to help me whenever I asked. He will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Lily Sikora

  14. To the Schafer family: I am sorry for your loss. I really appreciated Rich’s kind demeanor and willingness to help when needed. Vanessa Vlahovic

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