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Scheffler, Robert W.

Robert W. Scheffler, a longtime resident of Dedham, passed away August 6th at his home. He was 81.  Robert was born on January 10, 1928 to Lester J. and Velma (Hollis), in Pascagoula, Mississippi with his two siblings.  After graduating high school, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  During that time he married Evelyn (Bliss).  The couple settled in Dedham, where they raised a family of 5 children.  He worked as a police officer on the Dedham Police Force, where he proudly served his town for 32 years.  During his career as a police officer, Robert attended Northeastern University, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  He was a past member of the American Legion in Dedham.  Robert is predeceased by his wife Evelyn (Bliss), and his parents Lester and Velma (Hollis).  He is survived by his children; Robert B. and his wife Joan of Dedham, Randy J. and his wife Leah of Foxboro, Sandra Ammidown, Janet Clinton and her husband Brian of Walpole, and Judy Cheney and her husband Paul of Hull.  He is also survived by his siblings Lester J. “LJ” Scheffler and Janet Thomas; as well as his 11 grandchildren, Chad, Monica, Emily, Erik, Dan, Laura, Amanda, Rob, Mark, Kyle, and Kayla.  Visiting hours will be held Monday, August 10th at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, DEDHAM.  Robert’s funeral will be Tuesday at 10 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Brookdale Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ruth (claffey) Sullivan
    August 10th, 2009 | 9:35 am

    Dear Sandy and family,
    I am sorry to hear of your dads passing. Your dad was a loving and caring man. When I was a young girl he was always there helping me as a teenager growing up. When I would skip school or get my self in some sort of trouble he was ALWAYS there to help me.
    I just wanted you all to know that I still remember all the wonderful things that he did for me and that I never forgot how he helped me when others gave up.
    Ruthie (claffey) Sullivan

  2. Jack & Cindy Genco
    August 10th, 2009 | 3:33 pm

    Dear Bob & Family,

    You have our sincere sympathy at the loss of your father. Cherish the memories that you have and allow them to heal your sorrow. Remeber the happy times and know that he is now at peace happily resting with your mother.

    God bless you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Cindy & Jack

  3. sandra scipione - pina
    August 19th, 2009 | 4:43 am

    To the Scheffler Family,
    From the Scipone Family we give ur Deepest sympathy to your family. We will always remember Mr. Scheffler for his kind and warm and understanding ways.He was a fair, and very kind man, with a very strong understanding for the community. He has left a rememberence for everyone he touched.

    The Scipione Family

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