Founding Member David Schaefer Passes January 14, 2018

David Schaefer

The LCSNA is sad to announce the death of founding member, past president, and friend to all, David Schaefer, on January 14, the 120th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s death. A second-generation collector, he made enormous contributions to our knowledge of Alice on film, but he was delighted by and knowledgeable about Carrollian publications and artifacts of every kind. He graciously hosted the Society many times over the years at his home in Silver Spring, which was also the mailing address of the Society for so long. The photo below is of David surrounded by some of the merry crew of the Maxine Schaefer Reading, just three months ago in Delaware. The Reading, in honor of his first wife, founding member and longtime secretary Maxine, is just one of the many ways that David has shaped the LCSNA and Carroll studies (he would want us to mention the tail rhyme in “Fury said to a mouse,” and of course, bathing machines!). We are all bereaved, but we extend our deepest condolences to his daughter Ellie Schaefer-Salins, son-in-law Ken Salins, and their family.