Colonel Klaus D. Schreiber
Klaus Dieter Schreiber, 75, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2016. He was born on May 9, 1941 in Dortmund Germany. He is survived by his loving wife Alice Schreiber and daughter Erika Schreiber Grace (Joseph Page Grace, Jr.).
He emigrated to the United States in 1956 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1959 where he rose to the rank of Colonel. Klaus was a recipient of the Navy Cross for his bravery as a platoon commander in a recon unit in Vietnam in 1967. He retired in 1994 after 34 years of active service for his country.
After moving to Greenville in 1994, his second career began as a German teacher at Eastside High School where he enjoyed his students immensely and taught them that learning German could be fun. He had a great sense of humor and loved being around young people. Klaus later taught at BMW and tutored private students at home who all achieved proficiency and were able to speak the language fluently under his tutelage.
Klaus will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC, where he will receive full military honors and be surrounded by his loving family and friends as well as beloved Marines, many of whom served with him in Vietnam. Date of burial is yet to be determined.
His family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at St. Francis Hospital and The Cancer Center for their care, and to the many doctors and nurses who attended to him during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (TBS 3-67) at 909 N. Washington Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 23314, or to the charity of your choice
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Published by The Greenville News on Jul. 16, 2016.