Mr. Arthur J. Schaufus, of Waltham, died at home on Friday, December 15th, 2023. He was 83.
Arthur was born in Brighton on July 24, 1940, a son of the late Arthur and Marie (Coughlin) Schaufus. Raised in Waltham he was a Waltham High graduate with the class of 1958 and joined the United States Marine Corps shortly thereafter. After his discharge from the service he took a position at the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham and enjoyed a thirty-two year career as a computer operator until his retirement.
His happiest day came on August 29, 1964 when he married the love of his life, Barbara Bradley in Saint Jude Church.
Arthur was an avid New England sports enthusiast and especially loved the Red Sox. His love of the sport led him to become a beloved and respected coach in the North Waltham Baseball League. Never one to stay idle, Arthur also loved the game of cribbage, bowling, and took pride in maintaining a meticulous lawn. In his younger years he enjoyed golfing and was very proud of the hole-in-one he scored at Pine Meadows Golf Club in Lexington.
Of all the things he enjoyed, nothing brought more joy into his life than his wonderful grandchildren. He was so proud of each of them and loved being an active part of their lives. He never missed a sporting event or school show and cherished every moment spent with them.
In addition to his parents, Arthur is reunited with his sister, the late Patricia Benton.
He leaves his wife, Barbara A. (Bradley) Schaufus of Waltham; his children, Kathleen S. Irving (Timothy) of Waltham, Nancy J. Bobbitt (Russell) of Sarasota, Florida, Elizabeth S. Gavin (Michael) of Waltham, and Arthur D. Schaufus (Stacy) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Erin, Meghan, and Lauren Irving, Nathan, Nicholas, and William Bobbitt, Conor and Quinn Gavin, and Emma and Lily Schaufus; his brothers, Robert Schaufus (Maryann) of Burlington, and James Schaufus (Jodi) of Marco Island, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.
Family and friends will honor and remember Arthur's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Wednesday, December 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.