Donald Schroeder

Obituary of Donald Schroeder

Donald William Schroeder, age 87, of Corning, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was born on February 24, 1929 in Corning, the son of the late William Ignatius and Lena (Barber) Schroeder. On January 11, 1958, he married Eleanor "Nonie" (Hilt) at St. Mary's Catholic Church. She predeceased him on January 19, 1996.

Don graduated from Northside High School in 1946. He then joined the United States Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Coral Sea. He attended college under the G.I. Bill and graduated from Catholic University of America in 1956. He stayed in the Washington, DC area, working as a manager for various telephone companies for over 35 years. He and Nonie raised their family in Bowie, Maryland where he was a member of St. Pius X Church for over 50 years.

Don is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Tom Berry of Corning; Mary Katherine and Mike Kearns of Corning; son and daughter-in-law: Jack and Tina Schroeder of Annapolis, MD; and grandchildren: Christopher and Kevin Berry, Natalie, Julia, and Caroline Schroeder. Don was predeceased by his sister, Marcellite Mohr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:30 am, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning. Burial with full military honors will follow at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Alzheimer's Association, at P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to a charity of their choice.