ROALD WILLIAM SCHROEDER
July 13, 1932 – March 14, 2021
ROALD WILLIAM SCHROEDER was born on July 13, 1932 and passed away on March 14, 2021 and is under the care of Trident Society - Central California.
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ROALD WILLIAM SCHROEDER
April 30, 2021
Roald, you were my big brother, one of many and I will miss you. Even though we haven't been able to visit you were always on my mind. You were a good husband, father and brother.
Rest in peace
Love you Janie
TIMOTHY & MARIA SCHROEDER
April 29, 2021
So sorry to hear of Roalds passing. Memories of Roald always start with the mid fifties Chevies parked on Lockport Road. Family visits to Ransomville and Batavia and his often expressed views on close call sports action will always be there. Maria and I will remember our visit to Roald and Dot's house in California a few years ago.
Thomas &Jean Schroeder
April 29, 2021
Thanks for sending the obituary sorry for yours and our loss even though he was far away from us for a long time he will be missed we enjoyed the visits to Oakfield we had a lot of laughs your mother and Father were the first ones we had over for dinner after our wedding in 1971 to many memories to list but RIP Brother
Roald William Schroeder went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2021. He passed peacefully
while in the care of Good Hands Senior Care in Yorba Linda, California.
Roald was born on July 13, 1932 to Roland and Evelyn (Anderson) Schroeder in Sturgeon Bay,
Wisconsin. He came from a large family, having eight brothers and four sisters. Roald was the
oldest of the boys and was preceded to heaven by his brother Arthur.
After relocating to Niagara Falls, New York, Roald spent the majority of his life in the western
New York area. Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy he began his career in the
Building Supplies business as an apprentice carpenter, eventually working his way up to Vice
President of Genesee Lumber in Batavia, New York. Roald met his wife-to-be, Dorothy (Dottie)
Harris on a blind date and married soon after. They had three sons together, Gregory, Mark and
Woodworking was always Roald’s passion throughout his life. Whether it was remodeling a
house, helping build a church, or building oversized shelves for his youngest son Paul’s braille
books, he always had a wood shop in his house, a ready supply of wood and an itch to get
started on something new.
And Roald loved to tell stories. He was a voracious reader who was always ready to share the
latest thing he had learned. Upon retiring in the late 1990s, he and Dottie moved to California
where he dabbled in a number of community groups and charities. He was most proud to
share his love of reading with underprivileged kids in nearby communities that had reading
challenges. His volunteering at a local school led to him being featured in the local newspaper
for the senior reading partner program.
Roald was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the late 2000s, shortly after his 50th wedding
anniversary. While the disease slowly robbed him of his physical being, he always maintained
his inquisitive spirit and staunch individualism.
Roald is survived by his wife Dorothy, sons Gregory, Mark and Paul, six grandchildren and three
great grandchildren. He talked often of Michael J. Fox after his Parkinson’s diagnosis and his
family asks that anyone wishing to make a donation to please consider the Michael J. Fox
Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (https://www/michaeljfox.org/donate) Also, Roald would
be proud of any donations made to The National Braille Press (https://www.nbp.org) to further
reading for individuals who are blind.