Schroeder Paul Kenneth Schroeder, age 76, of Columbus, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born March 5, 1938 in Buffalo, NY to the late Kenneth and Alva (Schumacker) Schroeder, he was a 1955 graduate of McKinley High School in Buffalo, and later earned an Assoc. Degree in Business from CTI (Columbus State). He served 20 years and retired from the US Air Force with the rank of Tech Sergeant, serving his country in the Vietnam War. After his military service, he spent his professional career in Security Management, and retired from Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts as a security supervisor in November, 2011. He had a passion for bowling, the Buffalo Bills and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He loved his country, and was a proud past member of local veterans organizations such as the VFW (Post 3426), the American Legion (Southway Post 144), and AmVets. More than anything, he loved his family. He married his wife Yoshie on November 21, 1966, and they spent 47 years together. He will be missed every day by all of us who loved him so much. Paul is also survived by his son, David Kenneth (Madge) Schroeder, Akron; daughter, Alice Elizabeth (Rory) Wickham, Hilliard; grandchildren, Austin Kenneth Schroeder, Reiley and Alana Wickham; and other extended family and friends. Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday. Interment with full military honors will follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Friends who wish may contribute to the DAV in his memory. Online condolences at spencefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 26, 2014