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John Henry Schaffeld, 63, of Savannah, Georgia, died Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

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  1. Peter Butler says:

    John was a life long friend with amazing talent, a prolific industrial designer, one of a kind professor who loved his students and instilled in them his exceptional skills and discipline. John will be missed greatly. Wonderful friend and I can’t believe he is gone.

  2. Eduardo Dodge says:

    He was an inspiration to me and all who had him as a professor and worked with him. He changed my life through his humor, work ethic, dedication and support. What followed his name was praise, amazement, respect, admiration, and excitement. Being near him was a privilege. I wish I had spent more time with him, learning and absorbing everything I could from such an amazing person. I also wish I could tell him how much I owe him and how much I will miss him. We will all miss you, Professor. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Xenia Viladas says:

    John was a gentleman, a great teacher, and a wonderful colleague.
    I deeply regret his passing and I want to extend my condolences to his sisters and to the rest of his family, including those at SCAD who loved and respected him.

  4. Philip Smith says:

    John, rest in peace brother…you were always the talented guy in the room who kept us laughing with your witt and our feet moving with your musical talents….you shall be missed by all those that got to know you especially the gang at Canterbury!

  5. Jonathan Reiss says:

    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. My condolences to John’s family, From a classmate at Canterbury, rest in piece my friend.. Based on all of the above condolences, it sounds like your memories will be blessing to all that knew you.

  6. Jonathan M Dalton says:

    Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, and mentor to so many John Schaffeld. I have known John since our paths crossed in Boston many years ago, and most recently spent some great times with him in Savannah in his role as Professor of Industrial Design at SCAD. He was an incredible professor. It was a role he was made for. His passion for design was infectious, and I know every student benefited. He loved his students – simple as that. He was one of life’s good people. Warm, selfless, always giving a 120% and an absolute gentleman. God speed John, we’ll miss you! RIP

  7. William Woods says:

    John was an amazing professor and an insightful colleague. He never placated people for the sake of comfort and always pushed his students to their utmost. In almost 6 years of undergraduate and graduate classes I only received one “C”. It was from John’s Entrepreneurship course. He sat me down and explained that I was too comfortable in my skill set. I needed to diversify. Ever since that day John mentored me on starting my own business and helped me become the designer and educator I am today. I owe John a great deal and I truly miss him dearly.

    The measure of a man is the size of the hole we leave behind. John touched so many lives his contribution is incalculable.

  8. Steffen Koury says:

    So sad to learn about the passing of John. My sincerest condolences to John’s Family. John was my boss a number of years ago in Boston. He was a pleasure to work for and was a good mentor. John was a talented designer and was the master of design details and proportions. He had a great sense of humor and was great conversationalist. John you be missed.

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