Joan Lindsay Schaefer

Joan Lindsay Schaefer

printed 08/16/2019

Ocean Pines

Joan Lindsay Schaefer, age 84, of Ocean Pines died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center of Salisbury.

Mrs. Schaefer was born in Rahway, New Jersey, and was the daughter of the late James Clark and Helen Alice (Smith) Lindsay.

She retired from Thermoplastics as secretary-treasurer in 1998.

Joan was a member of Community Church at Ocean Pines, founder and queen of the Red Hat Society (and would like Red Hatters to wear full regalia at the memorial service) and member of the Women’s Republican Club.

She was a volunteer coordinator at Atlantic General Hospital and in January of 2009, she became president of the AGH Auxiliary for a one-year term.

She was also active in NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness).

She is survived by three daughters, Wendy E. Schaefer of Greenville, South Carolina, C. Daneen Dotterweich and husband, John, of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, and Katharine L. Schaefer of Berlin; two sons, Gregg E. Schaefer and wife, Ann Marie, of Stephens City, Virginia, and James Schaefer of Berlin; five grandchildren, Todd Dotterweich, Scott Dotterwich, Lindsay Schaefer, Cory Schaefer and Katie Blair Schaefer; and two great-grandchildren, Samatha Dotterweich and Charlotte Dotterweich.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Schaefer in 2013, and two brothers, Thomas and James Lindsay.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at Community Church At Ocean Pines, with Rev. Dale Brown officiating. Inurnment was in the Garden Of The Pines Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: NAMI Maryland,, and note Lower Shore with donation.

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