George Valentine Schreyer
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Former Resident of New Canaan
George Valentine Schreyer passed away on March 30, 2013 at Cambridge Manor in Fairfield. Born in Bethany, CT, he was the son of the late George Carl Schreyer and Frances Alice Strong. He was 101.
He was predeceased by his wife Veronica Ruth Schreyer in 2009. They were married for 73 years. He lived in New Canaan prior to moving to Trumbull.
He graduated from Norwalk High School in 1928. He worked as a printer for the Hat Corporation of America. He retired from Machlett Laboratories (Raytheon) in 1976. After retirement he worked for Norwalk Container Corporation and Joseph Coupe Packaging. He was an active member of the Society of Packaging and Handling Engineers.
He has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1939. He was a fourth degree knight with the Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 of Norwalk as well as a member of Father John Stapleton Council #2287 in New Canaan. He was a former Grand Knight and also served as financial secretary. He was a member of the Color Guard group and a member of the degree team for many years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a 4-H leader in the 1950's and 1960's.
He is survived by his two daughters Gloria S. Murphy of Trumbull, CT and Victoria S. Marbacher (Bruno) of Stratham, NH; and two sons Donald G. Schreyer (Sheila) of Knoxville, TN and William M. Schreyer (Deborah) of Monroe, CT. He is also survived by two sisters Josephine Barlow of Vermont and Jane Ells of Wantagh, NY. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters Frances Studwell, Florence Sterling and Jesse Rappe; and two brothers Carl Schreyer and Henry Schreyer and a son-in-law, Emmett.
Thank you to the staff of Cambridge Manor and Dr. Heller for their care during his last illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, 40 Maple Street, New Canaan on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Aloysius R.C. Church, 40 Maple Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.
Published in The Hour on Apr. 3, 2013