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Community - April 10, 2013

Obituaries

Obituaries are based on information provided by the family and mortuaries.

Donald W. Schroeder

A memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 3, for Donald W. Schroeder, a longtime resident of Atherton and Menlo Park who died March 30. He was 95.

Mr. Schroder was a native of Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. After receiving his commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1943, he served as an anti-submarine warfare officer until his discharge in 1946.

He obtained his CPA certificate in 1950. While working in Chicago he met and married his future wife, Mary Enneking, a fellow employee at Price Waterhouse.

The Schroeders moved to California, where he joined the staff of Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery (later known as Coopers & Lybrand) in San Francisco. He became a partner in the firm in 1959 and remained a partner until retiring in 1979. For 10 years he was the managing partner of the San Francisco group of offices and was elected to the firm's governing council.

Mr. Schroeder served as president of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 1978 he and his wife served as chairmen of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants annual meeting in San Francisco.

He was a member of the Cercle de l'Union (The French Club) in San Francisco for many years. He was also active in the Rotary Club of San Francisco and the Stock Exchange Club. As a member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, he was involved in many projects. A favorite was serving on the board of directors for the Fort Point Museum Association.

An avid golfer, Mr. Schroeder was a member of the Menlo Country Club and the Springs Golf Club in Rancho Mirage. He played in the California Seniors and Northern California Seniors Golf Association tournaments and made many trips to Scotland to play on the traditional golf links.

During his retirement years, the Schroeders were avid fishermen and traveled extensively. The family made annual trips to a dude ranch when the children were small and, later, spent much time at the family beach house in Oregon.

Mr. Schroeder is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Enneking Schroeder; sons William of South Burlington, Vermont, David of Menlo Park, and Stephen of Carson City, Nevada; and six grandchildren.

Donations in Mr. Schroeder's memory may be made to St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Road, in Menlo Park, CA 94025; or to a favorite charity.

Linda Higuera Keener

A memorial service for Linda Higuera Keener of Menlo Park was to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park.

Ms. Keener died March 21 after a two-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her children, Jason Lynch of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jennifer Scully of Menlo Park; her mother, Irene Higuera of Millbrae; brother Michael Higuera of Napa and two grandchildren.

Donations in Ms. Keener's memory may be made to a favorite charity.

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