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SCHROEDER, Richard B.

SCHROEDER - Richard B. Age 59, of the City of Tonawanda, Thursday, May 19, 2016; beloved father of Adam R. (Rebekah Ryan) Schroeder and Brandon M. (fiancee Desiree Kupiec) Schroeder; grandfather of Paxton and Aleksa; son of the late Richard D. and Cecilia T. (Adamczyk) Schroeder; brother of Diane (Steven) Muscarella, Paula (Paul) Pellegrino, John Schroeder, and Jason (Kathleen) Schroeder; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 25 William St. (Between Morgan and Broad Sts.) City of Tonawanda, where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at 10 AM. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 700 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge, NY 11788 or to the American Diabetes Association Amherst Office, 315 Alberta Dr., Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226. Richard joined the Niagara Hose Volunteer Fire Company #3 on April 28, 1975, and served as an active volunteer firefighter until 1990. While a volunteer, he was elected to rank of Lieutenant and then Captain. He was appointed as a career firefighter on March 12, 1990, and served almost his entire career assigned to Engine 3. Richard earned his Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification in 2000 and was appointed as a Department Fire Investigator in 2005. He served as Fire Department Liaison to the City's Traffic and Safety Advisory Board since 2010. Richard received commendation in 1995 for heroics at a hose fire at 189 Niagara St. and received Unit Citation for heroic action involving an ice rescue incident in 2003.

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