Carol A. Schroeder, a former deputy clerk for Sag Harbor Village, died at home on Tuesday after what her family described as a long illness. She was 74 and had been a resident of Suffolk Street in Sag Harbor for more than 45 years. Her husband, John Schroeder, survives her.
A longtime member of the Sag Harbor Methodist Church, Ms. Schroeder also belonged to the American Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary for over 50 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, an international group of women who espouse “fun after 50.”
She was born in Greenport on March 7, 1938, to David (Les) Jacobs and the former Gladys Frayher. Her family later moved to Sag Harbor, and she went on to graduate as the salutatorian of Pierson High School’s class of 1955.
In addition to her husband, Ms. Schroeder is survived by two siblings, Robert Jacobs of Sag Harbor and Lorraine Ford of Maryland. She leaves behind four children: John Schroeder, Donna Fisher, and Suzanne Milazzo, all of Sag Harbor, and Stacy Suydam of Sebastian, Fla. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and five nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor today from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements for a funeral tomorrow were not settled as of yesterday afternoon; burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor.
The family has suggested memorial donations to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978, the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 2725, Sag Harbor 11963, or the Sag Harbor Methodist Church, 11 Carroll Street, Sag Harbor.