Nov. 17, 2012
Frank S. Schreder, M.D., of Kingston, known to his family and friends as Franz, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village campus, Jenkins Township, surrounded by his family.
Born in Munich, Germany, on June 29, 1917, he was the son of the late Franz and Caroline Hummel Schreder. He attended schools in Germany and received his medical degree, magna cum laude, from Julius Maximilian University, Wurzburg, Germany. After emigrating to the U.S., Dr. Schreder was accepted into the urology residency program at New York University, Bellevue Medical Center, New York, under the chairmanship of Dr. Robert S. Hotchkiss. He later was named chief resident and clinical instructor in urology at New York University, Bellevue Medical Center. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Schreder was appointed Research Fellow in urology at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York.
Moving to the Wyoming Valley, Dr. Schreder was employed as Chief of Urology by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. Dr. Schreder participated in many community events and charitable fundraising activities.
Dr. Schreder is survived by his wife, the former Betsy Stathakis; several nieces and nephews and one great-niece.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Funeral for Dr. Schreder will be private and held at the convenience of the family with a memorial Mass to be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph G. Rauscher of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Memorial donations may be made to the