Jeffrey John Schaefer, 62, of Westport died Oct. 9, 2010, in his home.

The son of Jack and Ann Schaefer, he was a 1966 graduate of Staples High School. He attended junior college in Florida, and he graduated from Hobart Welding School in Ohio. He married Susan Beverly Mahn of Westport in 1976.

In the 1970s, he was a co-owner of Fairfield County Estate Liquidators and in 1979 joined his father in John Schaefer Builders Inc., which he owned until 2001. From 2001 to 2007, he worked for Hobbs Inc. of New Canaan as an assistant construction superintendent and then as a service representative in the Renovations & Estate Services Group.

Among his longtime interests were fishing, boating and downhill skiing.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; a daughter, Becky Schaefer Kohl, and her husband, Nate, of Westport; a sister, Jane Schaefer Johngren and her husband, Peter, of Hartwick, N.Y.; a sister-in-law Cynthia Mahn Slater and her husband, Ralph, of Ridgefield; several cousins, including Bruce Betts of Newtown; a niece, several nephews, a grand-niece, and parents in-law.

A service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road. Calling hours will be Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Development Department of the Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854.