WILKES-BARRE — Doris M. Schraeder, 90, of South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, and formerly Carey Avenue, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2017, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Born Nov. 25, 1926, in the Lower Askam section of Hanover Township, she was the only daughter of the late Stanley and Lucy (Taylor) Jones. Her brothers were Kenneth, Robert and Stanley Jones.
She attended the Hanover Township schools and graduated from Hanover Memorial High School, class of 1944.
Her husband, Captain Raymond E. Schraeder Sr., U.S. Air Force, was killed on active duty Dec. 22, 1958, while stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to Anchorage, Captain and Mrs. Schraeder had also lived in Rantoul, Ill., Okinawa, Japan, Pittsburgh and Havre de Grace, Md., where he had been stationed.
Prior to retiring in 1982, Doris was employed many years as a bookkeeper and secretary, including various departments of the U.S. Government.
Doris was a member of St. Nicholas Church, a life member of Gold Star Wives of America, Mid-Atlantic Region, and a life member of the Society of Military Widows of the National Association for Uniformed Services.
Surviving are a son, Raymond E. Schraeder Jr. and wife, Mina, of Lake Zurich, Ill.; a daughter, Elena Schraeder, of Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Raymond Schraeder III and wife, Silvie, Brian Schraeder and wife, Sara, Mark Schraeder and wife, Brandy, and Sean Schraeder; and great-grandchildren, Kyle, Zachrey, Sydney, Jocelyn, Dylan and Brinley.
Funeral services will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Friday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Fidel Ticona as celebrant. Interment will follow in Hanover Green Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be from 9 a.m. until transferal to the church on Friday at the funeral home.