In Passing

Arthur E. Chouinard

Arthur E. Chouinard

Arthur E. Chouinard of Goodyear, Ariz., passed away Oct. 25, 2022, at the age of 80. He was born August 22, 1942, in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada to Paul and Rosanna (née Ladouceur) Chouinard, both who predeceased him.

Arthur is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Rena (née Toupin) Chouinard; son, Steven (Kristi) Chouinard; daughter, Julia (Mike) Mellinger; brother, Paul (Marcelle—deceased) Chouinard; sister-in-law, Brenda Walker (née Toupin); brother-in-law, Michael Toupin; grandchildren, Kaitlin (Dylan) Lane, Morgan Chouinard, Scarlett Mellinger, and Sierra Mellinger; and great-grandchildren Aubrey Lane, Skylar Lane, and Nolan Lane.

In 1980, Arthur and Rena moved from Canada to Arizona where Arthur spent his entire career in the wholesale flooring distribution industry. Arthur loved sports. He used to play tennis leisurely with his friends, but also enjoyed hockey and football. Arthur enjoyed reading, music, and history. He also traveled whenever he could. But his greatest love was his family. Though his passing brings great sadness, the memory of him and his love will live forever in their hearts.

The family appreciates your care during this difficult time.

Richard Martin Fox

Richard Martin Fox

Longtime PebbleCreek resident Richard Fox left this earth to be with his heavenly Father on Oct. 18, 2022, at the age of 87. He was surrounded by his wife of 64 years, Rosemarie, and their five children, Donna, Rick, Kurt, Patty, and Terri.

Richard was born on Sept. 9, 1935, in New York City to Minnie and Harry Fox. He grew up in Times Square, New York where he met the love of his life, Rosemarie Keenan. Richard went to Holy Cross Grade School and Cardinal Hayes High School. He graduated from Iona College in 1957, joined the Marine Corps, and married Rosemarie in December of that same year.

After leaving the Marine Corps, Richard joined the FBI and had a fulfilling career as a special agent.

Rich devoted his retirement years pursuing his true passion, which was spending quality time with his large family.

Richard is survived by his wife Rosemarie, five children, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren who lovingly knew him as Papa.

Funeral services for Richard Fox will be on Nov. 10, 2022, 9:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 23225 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita, CA 91321, followed by interment services at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 North Sierra Hwy., Newhall, CA 91321.

Jane Marie Schaffer

Jane Marie Schaffer

Jane Marie Schaffer, age 78, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Prairie Village, Kan., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Jane was born to her parents, Ann and Jack Anderson, on Feb. 15, 1944, in Boston, Mass., and was raised in Ogden, Utah.

Jane was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, who loved her husband and family deeply. She was easy to laugh, quick to dance, and took pleasure in entertaining, often hosting tea parties and brunch. She delighted in dressing up as well as acting in community theater with her husband. Often referred to as “Lady Jane” her beautiful smile and sharp wit left an indelible impression. In her life, she was proud to have managed her husband’s medical practice and later loved being a military wife, living abroad and serving as co-president of the German/American Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband, Dr. Sylven Schaffer. Jane is survived by her children, Michelle, Lynette, Jack, Mindy, stepchildren Mark and Ellen; her sisters Lou and Penny; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Porter Loring Mortuary.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

You are invited to sign the Guestbook at Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212, 210-227-8221.