Share this article

print logo


Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, for Donald J. Schroeder, 63, one of the owners of a family bakery that has operated in the Buffalo area since the 1920s. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Schroeder died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 1990) in his Kenmore home.

Born in Buffalo, Schroeder attended local schools and served in the Air Force from 1948 to 1952. He was based in Germany and attained the rank of sergeant.

Schroeder returned to Buffalo to operate Schroeder's Bakery at 212 Forest Ave. with his four brothers. His father, Rudolph, founded the business in 1928. There is another location at 2971 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.

Schroeder served as the bakery's vice president and secretary-treasurer. During the 1950s, he was elected president of the Buffalo Master Bakers Association. At that time, the city had about 500 bakeries.

He was a trustee of Kenmore Presbyterian Church and a member of Levant Lodge 967, F & AM, and the Buffalo Consistory. He also was a member of the Sheridan Golf Association.

Survivors include three sons, Donald R. of Houston, Karl G. and John M.; a daughter, Cheryl L. of Houston; four brothers, Gordon R., James R., Rudolph O. and Robert E.; a sister, Carole Golebiewski; two stepchildren, Robert Glanowski of Houston and Lori Glanowski, and six grandchildren.

There are no comments - be the first to comment