Charles (Chuck) R. Schroeder
Newark: Charles (Chuck) Raymond Schroeder passed away on January 7, 2022 at age 86.
Chuck had lived in the following places over his 86 years: Newark , NY, formerly of Candor, NY (31 years), Andover, Batavia, Gowanda, Sugarcreek (Ohio), Shokan, Medina, Eden, Hamburg New York and Brooksville, Florida.
He was born in Lackawanna, NY at OLV to Raymond and Dorothy (Cranston) Schroeder. Chuck (as he would like to be called) graduated from Hamburg High School in 1954. He went to Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education. He was part of the Heids Social Group. He went to the University of Buffalo earning a Master’s in Secondary Administration. He finished his education at University of Fredonia with a Certification of Advanced Study (just below a doctorate degree).
Chuck proudly served our country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a Sergent.
He started teaching in Tiffin, Ohio as a Social Studies Teacher. Then taught at Eden, Medina and Batavia. He was an Assistant Principal at Onteora Central in the Catskill Mountains, Gowanda & Batavia. He was a principal at Garaway (Sugarceek, Ohio), Andover, & Candor from where he eventually retired.
Chuck was a member of the Jaycees, Rotary, Lions Club & Masons. He was sports nut! He was a coach for Cross County, Baseball, Basketball, Track & Softball. He played softball throughout his life and into his 70’s. He participated in many NY State Senior Games and won medals for the 100 yard dash. He loved to watch football and baseball, with his favorite teams being the Buffalo Bills and the Boston Red Sox.
Chuck was a member of different churces throughout his life. He attended St. James (Hamburg), Medina, West Hurley, United Church of Christ & Free Methodist in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Presbyterian Church in Gowanda and Brooksville, Florida, Methodist Church in Andover & Candor. He served as a Deacon and as an Elder.
It was very important to him to help others, such as veterans, Olympians, his church family and whenever seeing someone in need. He loved being a father and grandfather, and going to his children/grandchildren’s activities; such as plays, cross country, track, swimming, cheerleading, softball, basketball, baseball, football and award ceremonies.
Once retired, he was Santa Claus for approximately 28 years and even as a Easter Bunny once.
He loved taking his family out to eat and was known as the “Ice cream Grandpa”. Although Diabetic, he loved his sweets and later in life called them “yum yums”.
Left to cherish his memory are, Marlyn his wife of nearly 62 years, his daughter Krista (Jeff) Stiles, his son Ted (Jennifer) Schroeder, & exchange student son Dr. Seref (Aslihan) Kucuker; Grandson Dustin (Felicia) Stiles; Granddaughters, Cheyenne (Bailey) Bliss, Jasmine & Summer Schroeder; Great grandchildren, Spencer & Lillyanna; Sister In Law Mabel Maurer; many extended family members and numerous friends.
Chuck will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, Springville, NY. A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held a future date.
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