Richard Schroeder

July 8, 1937 – June 1, 2024


Waters of Babylon Chapel

Date: June 3, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM


New Montefiore Cemetery: 1180 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704

Service Recording:   Click Here


Immediately following the burial, family and friends can return to the Winter residence:
12 Thorngrove Lane, Dix Hills NY 11746
Monday through 9pm
Shiva will continue at the Winter residence:
Tuesday 1-4pm, 7-9pm
Wednesday 1-4pm, 7-9pm
Shiva will be held at the Wolf residence:
30 Leonard Ave, Tenafly NJ 07670
Wednesday 1-4pm, 7-9pm
Thursday details to follow

Shiva will be held at the Cohen residence:
20 Levering Circle, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004
Thursday 1-4pm, 7-9pm



In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to:
Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center:




Richard (Dick) Charles Schroeder, 86 years of age, passed away on June 1st, 2024 in Long Island, New York after battling Esophageal Cancer. He is predeceased by his son, Charles White, and is survived by his wife Ruth Schroeder and his children Yael Wolf (David), Tamar Winter (David), and Dafna Cohen; grandchildren Ilana, Tali and Ben Winter, Zeve, Eitan and Lior Cohen, and Daniel Wolf.
Richard was born in Burns, Oregon in 1937 to Katherine and Charles Schroeder. He is the eldest of six siblings: Armond and Ronfort Schroeder, and Johanna, Andy and Candy Woyack.

Richard was a unique, adventurous man who left home as a young adult to travel and work around the world. His career brought him to Frankfurt Germany where he met the love of his life, Ruth, while she was on holiday from Israel. They married and had three children and after spending their first few years in Germany, Turkey and Italy, relocated to the United States to live in Florida, New Orleans, and finally New York.

After two years of college at Portland State, Richard knew he could learn the rest on his own. He was a self taught entrepreneur, a jack of all trades. From telecommunications to photography to a printing business, to a computer software development company (to name a few).

Richard was a highly intelligent man and a devoted father and grandfather. He had a witty sense of humor and the warmest heart. He was adored by everyone he knew and his presence will be missed dearly.

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Maureen Flaherty Presutto
20 days ago

You will be truly missed!!! My Dear friend, over 20 years. Happy to have memories of you, Ruth and all your stories, about your family & traveling.
Always in my heart 💜 xo

Linda Cohen
20 days ago

So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man. I enjoyed listening to his stories in the cafe this past winter. Such an interesting man and so intelligent. He took such great care of your Mom. He was very proud of you and his grandchildren. He will be missed. Linda Cohen

19 days ago

Dick was a friend and a mentor to me. He was inventive and creative. He had a way of figuring things out and coming up with great solutions to challenges. I will miss him.

Kathleen Admirand-Dimmler
19 days ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. I work as the Activities Director at Meadowbrook and always enjoyed speaking with your Father/Grandfather. He was so intelligent, kind, and devoted to Ruth.

Steven Hoffner
19 days ago

True wealth is measured not by what you have but who you have to share it with.
Richard made me and everyone that called him a friend very, very wealthy.
A great Man and a wonderful human being!!