John William Schroeder
John William Schroeder died April 2, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

John was born June 26, 1942, in Fairmont to C. Frederick and Margaret (Mays) Schroeder.
He graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and then attended Fairmont State Teacher's College. After graduation, he began his career with Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which spanned over 40 years. John held several positions within the organization from local club director, Regional Director and as member of the National Staff. While on the National Staff he was instrumental in moving the national headquarters from New York City to Atlanta in 1992.

John was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sebring, Florida where he retired. He was a member of the choir, taught Sunday school and was an active member of the church leadership.

John's interests included family, golfing, reading and his annual pilgrimage to his favorite place, Ocean City, NJ which he generously shared with his extended family.

John is survived by his two sisters, Phoebe (Schroeder) Hough and Susan (Schroeder) Millione; two sons, Mark and Grant Schroeder, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two elder brothers.

A memorial service will be held Friday, 29 November at First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson Street in Fairmont. A time of visitation with the family begins at 10:30 a.m. and the service will begin at 11 am. A private family service will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Donations may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont.
Published on November 23, 2019


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Stephen & Susan Sandor
Dec 09, 2019
From Choraliers (where I first met John) to FSC's Collegiates, John was always "the Man" and everyone respected and looked to him as a true leader. What a pleasure to sing with such a great bass! He was also an outstanding end on FSHS's football team. I was proud to be in the same fraternity (TBI). He had an outstanding life and gave so much to everybody. His family can rest at peace knowing that our Father in heaven can say- well done my good and faithful servant- he is singing for Betty Lou again! God bless him and his dear family!
Vicki Nichols
Nov 27, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.