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William Madison Schroeder, 77, of Orchard Manor, Grove City, and formerly of Slippery Rock and Plain Grove, passed away at VNA Hospice, Butler, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on March 9, 1940, to William Robert and Dorothy Elizabeth Huffman Schroeder.
He married Gloria Jean Rime on May 21, 1960, and she survives at Orchard Manor in Grove City.
Bill worked in maintenance for S.N.P.J. of Pennsylvania and served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was an active member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Slippery Rock and enjoyed wood-working.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by two daughters, Debby J. (Dennis) Snyder of Grove City and Sherry A. (Andrew) Major of Orchard Park, N.Y.; a son, William G. "Butch" (Crystal) Schroeder of Slippery Rock; three sisters, Wanda (Robert) Cover of Land O' Lakes, Fla., Karen (Ray) Paga of Evans City, Pa., and Susan Palmer of Saxonburg; a brother, John (Nancy) Schroeder of Gibsonia; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Adam Snyder.
Funeral services will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry K. Loree Jr. of All Saints Lutheran Church presiding.
Family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home in Slippery Rock on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 3 until 5 p.m. And 8 until 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m.
Interment will be in Pinewood Memorial Gardens, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Published on October 3, 2017
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