November 12, 1927 - February 24, 2020
Guilderland-Robert Arthur Schramm, 92, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday February 24th, 2020, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Robert was preceded in death by his father and mother Herman and Rose (Donnelly) Schramm and sister Patricia (Brown). He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving with a Guam based typhoon reconnaissance squadron, flying modified B-24s through the eye of the storm. He attended Vincentian Institute in Albany and Siena College in Loudonville, New York and had a successful career in sales and management. Bob had a passion for travel, history, maps and navigation that he shared with his wife and instilled in his children, who learned early on that you should never travel the same road twice. This lesson was delivered on multiple cross-country camping trips and on Sunday after church rides that frequently would start or end in the Helderbergs near their generational summer house on Thompsons Lake. This was Bob’s retreat to tinker and fix, restore and renew, sail on the lake in the Mirror dinghy that he had built, or working on his unobtainable quest for the perfect veggie garden. But Bob was in his glory when all the family was gathered at Cedar Lodge and he was able to spend precious summer days with his family. He was committed to his loving wife, Joan (Foley) of 67 years. Also survived by his four children, Robert (Susan) of Arlington, VA, William (Stella) of Oak Ridge, TN, Karen Siracusa (Francis) of Storrs, CT, Timothy (Jane) of Guilderland. Eight grandchildren Michael (Siracusa), Katherin (Siracusa), Robert, Kellyn (Siracusa), Kathryn, Liam, Amelia and Natalie and great grandchildren Quinn and Sloane (Siracusa). In addition to many nieces, nephews, and the entire Foley family. Those desiring may send a remembrance in Bob’s memory to Catholic Charities, 40 N. Main Ave. #3, Albany, NY 12203 or the Fisher House 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bob’s family Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., Albany, NY 12206. Funeral Services Monday, March 2, 2020 9:00 am from McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany thence to Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., Albany, NY 12203 at 10:00 am where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held Monday 12:30 pm at Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery with full Military Honors. To leave a message for the family, light a virtual candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit www.mcveighfuneralhome.com.
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