Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

He Has Birthday Cake on Christmas Eve

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

He Has Birthday Cake on Christmas Eve

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Among the Christmas cookies and other sweets, there's always a birthday cake at the Schaeuerman house on Christmas Eve. That's because it's Leo Schauerman's birthday. He turned 100 on Dec. 24.

"My Dad never liked that his birthday was on Christmas Eve. I think he felt that it always interfered with the Christmas festivities," says his daughter, Jan Arnold of Fox Chapel.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1917, in Erie and lived there most of his life. On Sept. 6, 1946, he married Jean MacInnes. In addition to their daughter, they had a son, Chris Schauerman of John's Creek, Ga.

Mr. Schauerman was an insurance agent with Prudential for 40 years and a longtime member of Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in Erie. He also sang with the Erie Maennerchor Club. He enjoys golf and watching baseball. …

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