Amherst 1913, Chi Psi. Troop H, First NY Cav, 1916 on Mexican Border. 106MG Bn, 27th Inf Div WWI. Saw combat in Somme offensive, and defence of Ypres broke the Hindenberg line. Returned to Rochester,NY to career in food processing. Moved back to Pittsford in retirement and was beloved by all and active in many civic organizations. Member of the Pittsford Library Board as a member of the Wiltsie/Wadhams family.
Vivacious lady to the end of her 89 years. Managed War Bond drives during
WWII, active in politics in New York State. Engineered the relocation of the Pittsford Library converting a grocery store to house the present building. Noted for climbing to the roof at age 80 to be sure the cupola was placed precisely!
Raised in Washington, DC., Schaaff worked as a boy delivering jams and jellies manufactured by his mother to support the family when John T Schaaff, ill with TB, spent his time in the attic inventing electric machines that would change the world. In poor circumstance at the time, a Mr. Kinley took a liking to him and financed his education at Deep Springs School in California. He graduated from Cornell University '21 and was a member of the Talluride Society. He went into life insurance in 1932, progressing through all jobs to the Presidency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. He was honored by the Life Insurance Industry with it's highest award "The John Newton Russell" award in 1968.
Studied Eastman School, wrote society col. Roch D&C. Very supportive of
husband and children in their careers.