OBITUARY

Edwin C. Schroeder

December 3, 1943September 29, 2013
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Edwin "Ed" C. Schroeder, 69, of Exeter Twp, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 29, 2013. He was the loving husband of Ann M. (Rittenhouse) Schroeder. The couple married in their home church, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Reading, on June 12, 1971.

Born in West Reading on Decemebr 3, 1943, Ed was a son of the late Edwin P. and Jane M. (Hart) Schroeder.

He was a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, before joining the U.S. Army in 1963. While serving, he became a Medical Specialist and served in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1966.

Ed joined the Reading Bureau of Fire on January 3, 1970 and retired in April 1987. He served as Reading Fire Fighter Local 1803 secretary for two years. He also was a member of Rainbow and Junior Fire Station and 3rd & Court Fire Station. He was employed with Scott Ryder Auto Parts and Birdsboro Napa Auto Parts as a parts delivery man.

In addition to his loving wife, Ann, Ed is survived by two children: Jeffrey D. Schroeder of Exeter Twp and Melissa "Missy" A. Lewis and her fiancé, Jeremy Smoyer of Birdsboro; two grandsons, James Lewis and Kenneth Lewis Jr. of Birdsboro; and his special furry friend, Pandera.

Ed is predeceased by a sister, Nancy McCarty; his favorite aunt, Daphne Hart; and his furry buddy, Zeus.

A funeral service for Ed will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 in Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading. Family and friends will be received in the funeral home Friday morning from 9 to 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Fleetwood, with Military Honors provided by Topton Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Ed's online guest book may be signed at www.theocauman.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2013
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Edwin C. Schroeder

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Rich White & family

October 4, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Rich White II

October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

My deepest sympathy to your entire family.I pray for peace in your heart. Even though I have not been in contact with Ed since high school,I feel like I have lost a good friend. Bill Goho

Joey Goslin-Tucker

October 4, 2013

my thoughts and prayers are wth you Ann and your family. I have fond childhood memories of my cousin Eddie when I spent Summers with Aunt Jane and Uncle Ed in Reading. Nancy Eddie and I had great times together.

Novales Family

October 4, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

American Heart Association

October 3, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Beth Rodriguez

October 3, 2013

Praying for you and your family Ann.

Pat and Bill Curtin

October 3, 2013

Ann, we are so very sorry to hear about Eddie. I have a lot of fond memories of my cousin, and he will always have a special place in my heart.

Jodi Schmitz-Faust

October 2, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thought and prayers.

October 2, 2013

TO THE SCHROEDER FAMILY
I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF ED. MY THOUGHTS AND MY SINCERE SMYPATHY GOES TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW. (JEFF) A SPECIAL SYMPATHY TO YOU.
DEE (WIEST) HAMPTON