Contact Us
Darien Daily Voice serves Darien, CT
Return to your home site


Darien Daily Voice serves Darien, CT

Nearby Towns


Metro-North Employee Injured in Car Explosion Dies

Gerald Schroeder Photo Credit: Contributed
The parking lot of the White Plains Metro-North station where the explosion occurred. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A Metro-North employee who was injured when a car exploded in a train yard parking lot earlier this year has died.

Gerald Schroeder, 67, of White Plains, died on Nov. 24, Metro-North confirmed Tuesday.

Schroeder and another employee were injured around 1 p.m.Friday, Oct. 19 in the parking lot of Metro-North’s North White Plains Yard when a car exploded.

At the time, their injuries weren't originally thought to be life-threatening but Schroeder's obituary said he died from the injuries sustained during the explosion.

Schroeder worked as a plumber for 47 years. He worked at Martino Plumbing for 37 years, and at Metro-North for the past eight years.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Meg, and three daughters: Lisa, Casey and Madeline.

He enjoyed hiking, skiing, kayaking, fishing and rock climbing. It was his unrealized dream to hike the Appalachian Trail. Contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy or the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

He was laid to rest on Dec. 1 in White Plains.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Darien Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Darien Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.