Mr. Schroeder was born January 1, 1925, in Natrona Heights, Pa., to the late Charles H. and Martha Arnschler Schroeder. He was a graduate of Har-Brack High School class of 1942. He then received his degree in chemical engineering from Pittsburgh University in 1947. He was a veteran in the Army during World War II. He worked as a chemical engineer at Pennwalt Corp., Calvert City, retiring in 1986 after 39 years of service. He was a member of the St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tarentum. He enjoyed gardening, reading, old movies and traveling.
He is survived by his children, Mary Elizabeth Schroeder of Buffalo Township, Pa. and Paul David Schroeder of San Antonio, Texas; a granddaughter, Adria Schroeder, and a sister, Martha E. “Marty” Finley of Natrona Heights.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Hefner Schroeder (Nov. 16, 2002); and a granddaughter, Brianna Schroeder.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6 at the Robert Peters Funeral Home in Natrona Heights, Pa. Rev. Gary Kock officiated. Burial followed at Mount Airy Cemetery in Natrona Heights.
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Memorial contributions can be made to the church, 300 E. 8th Avenue, Tarentum, PA. 15084.