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Gary Schroeder(1946 - 2013)

Gary Boland Schroeder

Poughkeepsie,NY - Gary Boland Schroeder died peacefully among his family after a short illness on December 12, 2013. He was 67 years old.

Gary was born on February 23, 1946, in Jamaica, Queens, and later moved to Wappingers Falls where he graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School. Gary excelled in writing, and enjoyed reading such authors as JD Salinger. After high school he attended Dutchess Community College which was interrupted by service in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.

After serving his country, he began his career at IBM and retired in 2003. That same year, Gary and his life partner, Ann, moved to Bamberg, Germany. He loved living in Southern Germany and exploring the picturesque surroundings. In Bamberg, he chose to work as a civilian at the United States Department of Defense, US Army, Bamberg.

He is survived by his life partner of 33 years, Ann Moran; son, G. Scott Stella, and grandson Cody; his mother, Kathryn Schoeder of Fishkill, NY; brother, Robert Schroeder and his wife, Nancy, and nephews, Matthew and Stephen of Fishkill,NY; his sisters: Karen Boland and Cindy of South Dakota, Nancy of Oregon, and Mary of Texas, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his cousin Geogia Lynn Brockway of North Carolina whom Gary was endearingly close to and her husband Peter. Gary was also a father figure and a loving presence in the lives of James and Julie Moran.

Gary was predeceased by his biological father, Joseph Boland, and his adopted father, Arthur Schroeder; his aunt and uncle Evelyn and George Young; and his loving nana who departed in 1972.

In recent years Gary and Ann returned to Poughkeepsie, NY. And most recently planned to winter in the state of Florida where they would be close to the sea shore that Gary loved so much.

Gary will always be remembered for his kind and gentle nature, and his compassion for animals.

A private Mass of Christian Burial with family and close friends will take place in Poughkeepsie, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the ASPCA of Dutchess County.

Arrangements are in charge of the Delehanty Funeral Home, Wappingers Falls.

To semd a condolence, visit www.delehantyfuneral.com

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17, 2013
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