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Obituary for James B. "Jim" Schroeder

James B. Schroeder, Sr., 77, of Sheridan, NY, died Thursday September 7, 2023 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo peacefully after a brief illness. He was born in Buffalo on May 9, 1946. He was the son of Leola and Burdette Schroeder. Jim served active duty in the United States Army at Fort Hood, TX from 1965-1967 and in the Army Reserves from 1967-1971. He was a recipient of the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a valued member of the Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post # 59 for over 50 years and served as 2nd Vice Commander. Jim was a Supervisor at Purina in Dunkirk where he worked for 22 years and from where he retired. Following that he worked several more years at Colley's Pools. A racing car enthusiast, he loved building his own race cars and participated in many races in the area. Jim was always willing to help a friend and was known for his exceptional work ethic and dedication to “doing it the right way". He enjoyed the summers racing and spending time with family and friends. He will be forever missed and loved by all that knew him.

James is survived by: his wife Patricia Schroeder, of Sheridan, NY; his children: Julie (Brian) Currier, of Amherst, NY, James (Anne Marie) Schroeder, Jr., of Portland, NY and Geoffrey Modlin, of Dallas, TX; grandchildren: Isabel Currier, Jeffrey Schroeder and Morgan Schroeder; a sister, Beverly Blair of Fredonia, NY; cousins: Linda (Eric) Niedbalski, of Fredonia, NY and Eric (Tammy) Salhoff of Orange City, FL.

Besides his parents, Leola and Burdette Schroeder, Jim is predeceased by two sons: Jeffrey Schroeder and Scott Modlin.

A graveside service will be held at the Laona Cemetery, Saturday September 23, 2023 at 11 am, where Military Honors will be accorded by members of the Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post # 59, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post # 59, 156 E. Main Street, Fredonia from 12-3pm. Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post # 59. On-line condolences may be made at Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.