Terry Ward Schroeder "The King", passed away Saturday (August 4, 2018) at home with his family. Terry was born on June 27, 1940 to Kenneth Schroeder and Beatrice Barker. He attended school in Jamestown and Lakewood. He served in the United States Navy from 1957-1961 earning his GED during this time. Terry was exceptionally proud of his military service; he was in the pacific during the atomic tests and enjoyed telling stories about this time in his life. His description of sailing from Hawaii to Alaska on a huge ship was especially impressive. He went to work at Quality Markets after his service and was a loyal employee until they closed. He then joined Sears as an appliance salesman, earning a number of top salesman awards in New York State. After retiring he worked part time at Luv Toyota and Carts only really retiring when his wife became ill. He worked hard all his life.
Terry was an avid golfer but he was the first to admit that he "certainly wasn't born to be a golfer." He loved it anyway and he loved all his golfing buddies. He was a real "people person" who delighted in making everyone laugh. He looked forward to early AM coffee with his friends at McDonalds, and the after golf "discussions" at South Hills Country Club.
Terry was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun, the Celeron Legion, the War Vets Recreation and South Hills. He knew so many people from so many places. He and his friends kept in touch in spite of all their increasing disabilities. He was kind, loyal and generous and he will be missed by all of them.
Terry was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Kimberly, on July 15, 1978 as the result of an automobile accident and his wife Anna Mae Modica Schroeder whom he married on February 14, 1990, and who died February 25, 2014.
Terry is survived by two daughters: Kerri Schroeder-Steves (John Steves) of W.E. Jamestown and Kelli Seekings of Lakewood and a granddaughter Maddie Ann Steves of Jamestown. He is also survived by his companion, Anne Marie Braun, with whom he made his home in Jamestown. In addition, there are six sisters and three brothers who survive.
According to his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorials for Terry should be sent to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750, in gratitude for their help in his final illness.