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Robert Alan Schroeder, 91, Former Greenwich Resident, WWII Veteran

Robert Alan Schroeder
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TRUMBULL, Conn. - Robert Alan Schroeder of Trumbull and formerly of Greenwich, Woodstock and Westbrook, died Tuesday, May 13. He was 91.

Schroeder was born March 7, 1923, in New York City, and was raised in Riverside. He was the son of Robert Armenac Schroeder and Martha Best Schroeder.

He was a veteran of World War II, earning the rank of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He attended Virginia Tech in the Corps of Engineers program, where he was trained in coastal artillery. He was sent to repair school because of his strong mechanical abilities. He attended OCS and worked at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

After his marriage, he settled with his wife in Toledo, Ohio, where he worked for Willys-Overland. In 1954, they returned to Greenwich. They resided in Greenwich for 39 years, where he was active in the Department of Recreation and the Kiwanis Club, acting as president in 1959. He was a member of the Free Masons for over 50 years and was a member of the Auxiliary Police Department, where he became the deputy chief.

He retired in 1985 from the Electrolux Corp. as the manager of manufacturing engineering. In 1993, he moved to Woodstock.

He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich.

Schroeder is survived by his children, Robert L. Schroeder (Pamela) of Moorpark, Calif.; Susan Milici (Al) of Columbia, Sandra Mahlstedt (Steven) of Trumbull and Barbara Fallon (John) of Fairfield; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, David (Mary Louise) of Winchester Va. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Bliss Schroeder.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the American Diabetes Foundation .

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