Bryan Jon Schroeder

Bryan Jon Schroeder, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2018.  He was a longtime resident of Newark, Delaware; DuPont employee of 35 years (currently a Global Decision Support Consultant); and member of the Newark 3rd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Bryan is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Peggy Jean (Monson) Schroeder; four children, Jessica, Jeffrey, Emily, and Katie; and four grandchildren.

The family is holding a funeral for Bryan to celebrate his life, open to those who knew him.

Date:  Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 am
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
500 W Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713

All are invited to attend a graveside service immediately following the funeral.

Location: Ebenezer United Methodist Church
525 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Bryan was a gentle soul, loved and respected by all who knew him.  His life’s work was to serve and minister to his family, community, and those in need.  Bryan loved photography and working in his wife’s garden.

Any questions about donations of flowers can be directed to Mealey Funeral Homes at (302) 654-3005.


Submitted by sherry on
Deepest condolences for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:"...death will be no more.., the former things have passed away."

Submitted by Grant on
I am so sorry for your loss. Bryan was clearly very loved and will be missed. What has comforted me in times like these is the promise at Revelation 21:4 which says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I hope this might comfort you as well. If you need anyone to talk to feel free to email me.

Submitted by Tiffany Washburn on
We are so, so sorry to hear of this loss. Prayers for peace and comfort go to you and your family at this time. We love you, and we love Bryan. xo

Submitted by Judy Shepherd on
My sincerest condolences to Peggy and the family.

Submitted by Kenneth Schroeder on
So sad and completely unexpected. My most vivid memories of Bryan were when we were at our farm, We got along great, Bryan was easygoing and always the happy soul, even when the folks put us to work, which was often. Because Uncle Jim was in the service the family moved around a lot. It was nice to see Bryan, Peggy, and Lorraine this summer. Everyone seemed fine. Bryan was looking forward to retiring to spend more time with family as they are the keepers of the Schroeder history. My thoughts are with all of the family.

Submitted by Mary Ann and Br... on
We loved and respected Bryan so much. He was one of the first to greet us when we became a part of Newark 3rd Ward. He was so caring and loving and still is. We so enjoyed our chats together about gardening. He will be greatly missed but forever loved. You are all in our thought and prayers.

Submitted by Sharon Daddario on
Dear Peggy and Family, I am shocked and deeply saddened. Bryan was my work buddy for many years at DuPont (mostly in Nylon). He was always pleasant and had such a warm personality. I was just thinking about writing to him to set up a lunch or dinner reunion for Nancy Michalsky, Gary Johnston, Gary Oakes and Bryan. The last time we all had lunch together was at least 2 years ago. Bryan always shared his photos of the family, and the beautiful garden and stone walkway he built for you, Peggy. I know how much he loved all of you, and my heart is aching for your loss. I too lost a special friend, and I feel so blessed to have had many years of his friendship. I will never forget him. XOXOXO

Submitted by Lawrence Firment on
I worked with Bryan -- a witty, helpful colleague. Condolences to his family.

Submitted by Rachelle Purdy ... on
Brian and I are so sad to learn of Brother Schroder’s passing. It’s been a while since seeing You all but know that our thoughts are with you Peggy, as well as your children, Jessica Jeffrey, Emily abd Katie. The entire Purdy family also were shocked to hear the awful news. We all have such fond memories of Times spent with your family while you lived in Smyrna❤️