MELBOURNE, Fla. – Frederick Andrew Schroeffel III, 83, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away on June 8, 2013, at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla. He was surrounded by family and loved ones.
He was born on March 2, 1930, in New York, N.Y. to Beatrice and Frederick Schroeffel II. Frederick graduated from A.B. Davis High School in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and then he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps
. Frederick served in the Korean War
and later enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in Illinois.
Frederick married Barbara L. Cade on Oct. 2, 1954. They lived in New York for several years before moving to Genoa, where he and his wife of almost 59 years raised their family. He worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company until he retired in 1990. During his life in Illinois, he belonged to the Marine Corps Reserves and reported to Rockford and later to Chicago, where he retired from the Corps after serving 27 years. Frederick was a life member of the Genoa American Legion and the VFW
. Upon retiring in 1990, Frederick and his wife moved to Florida, where he spent 23 wonderful years with family and friends. He was an avid golfer, played racquetball, bowled, enjoyed the beach and loved to do crossword puzzles.
Frederick is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, daughters Janet (James) Bacon and Donna (Robert) Treadwell, both of Genoa, and Elaine (Jeff) of Sycamore, and son, Frederick IV (William) of San Fransisco, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Cristin, Sarah, Brent, Alexandra, Candace, Robert and Corrin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family service was held on June 11 at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care in Melbourne. A celebration of life for Frederick will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 13 at Genoa Veterans
Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. Full military honors will be performed at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to the
, 378 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.
Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne; 321-724-2222.