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Stanislaw Gustaw Schroter

Stanislaw Gustaw Schroter
  • May 8, 1917 - October 21, 2016
  • Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts

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“I wanted to personally extend a greeting to any of dad's former coworkers at Raytheon who might have missed the opportunity to say farewell. Dad...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Stanley Schroter - Beverly, MA

“Though I didn't personally know Stanislaw, I'm want to thank him for his service to freedom and liberty at home and abroad. R.I.P. and Honor. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: DeWayne & Elke Allen - IL

“My Dearest Dad, You know that I will always love you and will miss you everyday for the rest of my life. It is a comfort knowing that you have gone...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Christina (Schroter) Tramontozzi - MA

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Stanislaw Gustaw Schroter, 99, of Newton Upper Falls, MA passed away peacefully on October 21, 2016 at Waban Health Center in Waban, MA surrounded by members of his family. Stan was born in Katowice, Poland on May 08, 1917, son of Edward Gustaw and Zofia (Szmidecka) Schroter. He was the beloved husband of 70 years to Maria Magdalena Jasienska-Werner. They were married in Rome, Italy on March 19, 1946.

Stan attended Lwow Politechnik 1939; University of Rome in 1945-46; he completed his post graduate at the Polish University College England 1949, achieving MS degree Diploma Engineer. He retired from Raytheon Company, Quincy, MA after 30 years of service in 1986 as a Sr. Chemist who authored articles and was awarded patents in his field.

As an Allied WWII Veteran and ex-POW, he served as an officer in the Armored, II Polish Corp.; British 8th Army; French Command January 24, 1940; British Command July 26, 1940 - July 9, 1947; Polish Resettlement Corp. July 10, 1947 - April 23, 1949. He was decorated with the Polish Cross of Valor Monte Cassino, English Africa Star, Italy Star, War Star; Croix de Combatant Volontair (France). Later, Stan served as the president of the Polish Veterans of WWII, and as Vice President of the Polish American Congress for Eastern Massachusetts.

Stan volunteered as a Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for Troop 55 at St. Bernard's Church in West Newton, MA and Explorer Advisor for Photography Post 525 Norumbega Council BSA for many years. For his outstanding service to the Boy Scouts of America, he received Scouting's Silver Beaver award for distinguished service to youth, and achieved the Scouting Woodbadge leadership training award. He also received the St. George Medal for service to youth from the Catholic Church.

An avid outdoorsmen, Stan was also an accomplished photographer, receiving the Boston Globe Photography award on multiple occasions. He served as an advisor to Regis College's Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History.

Stan is survived by his wife Maria and 5 children: Andrew G. Schroter and wife Olena of Freehold NJ; Edward W. Schroter of Framingham, MA; Christina M. Tramontozzi and husband John of Newton, MA; Stanley J. Schroter and wife Carol of Beverly, MA; John C. Schroter and wife Kimberly of Medfield, MA. Devoted grandfather to 11 grandchildren: Richard, Stefan, Jamie Lee, Stephen, Madeline, Thomas, Bridget, Sarah, Luke, John and Samuel. Great-grandfather to Richard and Ryan Schroter and brother of Jakub Schroeter of Poland.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Waban Health Center for the wonderful care they provided to our dear husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather Stan.

A visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave., Needham, MA on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 9-10:15AM. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, 270 Elliot St., Newton Upper Falls, MA on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:30AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Needham MA. A reception for all will follow at 1:00PM - O'Hara's Food & Spirits, 1185 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02461. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Stanley G. Schroter to either: Fund for Nature, Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 or Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts of America, 2 Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Marlborough, MA 01752.

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1 Wellesley Ave. Needham, MA 02494
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