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Frieda Chandler

AGE: 81 • Toms River

Frieda Chandler (Schroeder), 81, Toms River, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at home. Born in Nurnberg, Germany, she survived WWII and made her way to America aboard the SS United States where she lived in Long Branch and then Brick before moving to Toms River 40 years ago. She was self-employed as a seamstress for many years. Frieda was very active in the Ladies Auxiliary Elks of Toms River BPOE 1875. She was a past First Lady, secretary, treasurer, vice president and was the photographer for many Elks events.

Predeceased by her husband, Douglas. Surviving is her daughter, Cathy Eva Schmehl and her husband Brett of Toms River; and two grandchildren, Melinda and Kristyne.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 until the memorial service at 3 p.m. at The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Popcorn Park Zoo, 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731. Condolences may be sent by visiting

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 14, 2013.
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March 15, 2013
Dear Cathy,
i have so many great memories of when we were growing up and spending holidays and family gatherings together. I am so sorry for your loss and hope you can find peace in knowing your mother lived a beautiful life blessed with a wonderful daughter and granddaughters.
June Zungolo
March 14, 2013
Dear Cathy and family sorry for your lost John and Marge Chandler.
March 14, 2013
Dear Cathy and family sorry for your lost.John and Marge Chandler Naples FL.
March 14, 2013
Dear Cathy and family, We were so saddened to learn about your mother's passing. She was such a sweet lady, good friend and neighbor when we lived in Toms River for all those years. With our deepest sympathy, Peggy and Basil Verlangieri, Wilmington,NC
Peggy Verlangieri
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