NIAGARA FALLS —
Robert A. Schroeder, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in Schoellkopf Health Center, Niagara Falls, NY.
He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on November 2, 1921, a son of the late Arthur and Emma (Schultz) Schroeder.
Bob graduated from Niagara Falls High School and served with the US Marines in Japan during World War II.
After returning from the war he was employed with the Niagara Gazette and later with Ogilvie Press, as a lithographer, for over 20 years. Bob was a hall monitor at Niagara University for 10 years.
He was a member of the Niagara Falls B.P.O. Elks Lodge, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 and the Niagara Frontier Country Club for 40 years.
Bob was the husband of the late Dorothy A. (Smith) Schroeder, who died on October 30, 1992; they were married in 1952.
He is survived by two sons, Mark J. (Elaine) Schroeder of North Tonawanda, NY; and Peter R. Schroeder of Huntington Beach, CA; one daughter, Barbara A. (Len) Butski of Lewiston, NY; the loving "Papa" of Erika, Alexis and Sabrina. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John and Howard Schroeder.
The family will be present on Friday from 6-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY, where funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM. Memorials may be made in his name to Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1, 145 North 6th Street, Lewiston, NY 14092. Entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.