Albert Henry Schroeder, 95, of Chatham, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Life Care Center in Medina. He was born March 27, 1921, in Cleveland, to Walter and Martha (Egner) Schroeder.
He graduated from Spencer High School and worked as a mechanic for a short time before entering the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1944. Albert was stationed in the Philippines as a P-38 Fighter Pilot. He was in numerous battles and campaigns in the Southern Philippines, Luzon, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Western Pacific.
Following his military service, he returned home and married Jean Arnold on October 20, 1946. He continued working as a mechanic at the former Town Hill, and City Auto Service in Medina.
He was the former Chief of the Chatham Fire Department, and member of Chatham Community Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Linda (Ron) Emhoff of Seattle, Washinton, Julie (Wes) Emch of Seville, Marti (James) Brenza of Delaware, Ohio; two sons, Mike (Mary Ann) Schroeder of Londonderry, New Hampshire, Guy Schroeder of Chatham; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Smith of Medina and brothers, Walter Schroeder, Jr. of Medina, Lawrence (Alice) Schroeder of Chatham.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean in 2014; sisters, Martha Ferrell and Ruth Echle; brother, Robert and grandson, Luke Emch.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, at 11 A.M., at the Parker Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi (330-948-1122). Pastor Keith Bohley will officiate. Burial will follow at Chatham Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 21, from 5 until 8 P.M., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a local volunteer fire department.
Online condolences may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com