John A. Schaff

John A. Schaff, born June 11, 1942, died suddenly Feb. 26, 2019, at Mission Hospital of Asheville, North Carolina. He was the son of Lester Schaff and Anne Schaff.

John was an attorney working in New Jersey for 40 years. He lived in Saranac Inn for 10 years and Black Mountain, North Carolina, for five years. He is survived by his partner Jane Gennaro of New Jersey, his sister Martha Helmreich of Pennsylvania, his children Elizabeth Schaff of Massachusetts and Joshua Schaff of New York, his grandchildren Milo Newman, Lief Newman, Micah Schaff and Esme Schaff, and nephews and nieces.

John enjoyed hiking, paddling, woodworking and seeing family — a man of great spirit and kind soul. He traveled extensively in the U.S. West and California as well as British Columbia, Newfoundland, Labrador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Belize, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Norway, Spain, Scotland, England, Ireland, Holland, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Belgium and Switzerland.

A private family service is being held June 22 in Geneva, New York.