Robert A. Schroeder ’91
It is with sadness that we share the loss of Rob Schroeder '91. Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Carol and their family from the entire "Big Red" community.
Robert A. Schroeder, 49, of Lititz, PA, and formerly of Northampton, MA, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, after a 9 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Suffern, NY, to Robert W. Schroeder and the late Carol (Cwik) Schroeder.
Rob graduated from Northampton High School in 1987 and recently celebrated 26 years of marriage to his high school sweetheart Carol Riordon Schroeder. He earned his BS in Operations Research Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Connecticut.
He was a business development director for Graham Engineering, York, PA, and spent the majority of his career in Sales Management positions in the packaging industry.
An All Western Massachusetts Scholar Athlete for football in high school, Rob played on the Western Massachusetts Super Bowl Championship team in 1986. At Cornell he was a member of the 1988 and 1990 Ivy League Championship Teams.
Rob enjoyed following the Cornell Big Red and NY Jets. He coached his children in various sports and never missed a game or performance.
A former member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Northampton, MA, Rob was currently a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
Rob wanted to be remembered as a great son, husband and father who loved and greatly cared for his family.
Rob is survived by his wife Carol and their children Rory and Anne Schroeder; his father Robert and stepmother Mary Jane Schroeder, siblings Sean Schroeder and Stacey Schroeder, stepsister Carrie Frost, mother-in-law Molly Riordon, brothers-in-law John and Kevin Riordon, sisters-in-law Kathleen Riordon-Kyne and Mary Ellen (Riordon) Aylward and many loving family members and friends.