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Memorial for Eleanore "Lynne" Marcovitz Schaer

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We are sad to announce the passing of our Mom and Nana, Lynne Schaer, after a brief battle with COVID.

The daughter of S. David and Hannah Marcovitz, Lynne was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She was a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania earning a degree in Education which led to becoming an elementary school teacher. Lynne went on to marry Dr. Leonard R. Schaer of Buffalo, NY, in 1956 and they remained married until his passing in 2015.

Lynne and Len moved from Buffalo to El Cerrito, CA in 1964 and then settled in Walnut Creek, CA in 1965 where they raised their three sons, Steve, Alan and Larry. In addition to being a full time Mom, Lynne was an avid gardener with many beautiful rose bushes in her backyard, enjoyed cooking including trying out new recipes for many cuisines, led tours at the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts and supported charitable organizations that focused on helping people with extra needs. She and Len enjoyed attending the theatre, concerts, and museums along with travelling to many countries around the world.

Lynne was preceded in death by her husband, Len, and her son, Steve. She is survived by her son, Alan, and his wife, Cindy, of San Ramon along with their two daughters, Danielle and Talia. She is also survived by her son, Larry, and his wife, Julie, along with their daughter, Kat, of Apex, North Carolina.

A funeral was held on July 6, 2022 at Gan Shalom Cemetery in Briones, CA during which we shared stories of Mom’s love of the arts, her gentle nature, and the extra effort she made to teach her sons skills and talents that will last them a lifetime.

Donations in Lynne’s memory may be made to: Congregation B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek, Hadassah, Dogs for Better Lives in Central Point, Oregon or to the charity of your choice.