Joseph D. ‘Bud’ Schroen, 79

Joseph D. “Bud” Schroen, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He worked for the Baltimore Gas & Electric Company for 13 years before retiring in 1994.

Schroen was preceded in death by his parents, John O. and Margaret (Bena) Rudolf Schoen. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Emma Mary (Bloecher) Schroen; his daughter, Linda Christensen and her husband, Mike; a son, Joseph Schroen and his wife, Mary; four beloved grandchildren, Lauren Gilbertson and her husband, Tim, Abram Schroen and his wife, Jen, Ian Schroen and his wife, Liz, and Lacy Sebranek and her husband, Tim; six beloved great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Tristen Gilbertson, Mackenzie, Logan and Tyler Sebranek, and Daphne Schroen; a sister, Charlotte Wren; a brother, Ray Rudolf; and a sister-in-law, Wilma Bem.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Del., where friends and family may call after 2 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Pelican Cheer Center, 26089 Shops at Long Neck, Millsboro, DE 19966.