Walter Schreuer, 92, husband of Lesley J.
(Finck) Schreuer of Riverbank Lane, Ipswich, died Sunday, December
18, 2011 following a brief illness.
Born in Berlin Germany,
June 1, 1919, Walter was the son of the late Felix and Erna (Rothe)
Schreuer. Following the death of his father in 1933, he, along with
his mother and brother, moved to London because of their
opposition to the Nazis. Walter
later joined the British war effort.
Walter was educated in England and
subsequently married Lesley. In 1955 they immigrated to the United
States and moved to Ipswich in 1960. Walter worked as an electrical
engineer with several inventions to his credit. He was an avid ham
radio operator who also enjoyed tennis and downhill skiing with
family and friends. He was an enthusiastic cyclist and will be
remembered by many for his daily rides around and about Ipswich.
In addition to his wife
of 56 years he is survived by a son, Richard J. Schreuer and his
wife Nancy Doyle of Hamilton; two daughters, Lucy Schreuer and her
husband Richard MacKinnon of Topsfield and Betsy Schreuer and her
husband Gary Klein of Medford; five grandchildren, Jack and Vitalyi
Schreuer both of Hamilton and Lydia, Rachel and Joshua Klein all
A memorial reception will be held on
Saturday January 21, 2012, 3 to 5:30 pm at the 1640 Hart House, 15
Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in
his name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street
B102, Danvers, MA 01923, or Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Armory Street,
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.