Richard A. Schroeder, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at WVU Berkeley Hospital. Rick was born on November 15, 1937 to the late Earl and Delores Ott Schroeder in Albany, NY. Rick went to college at SMU and the University of Texas at Arlington, and graduated with an engineering degree. He worked for Rockwell Collins in Texas as a Mechanical Engineer for more than 20 years. Rick is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sharon McCafferty Schroeder, sons Richard and Greg Schroeder, a daughter Suzann Schroeder Mayfield, and a sister Beverly Schroeder Smith. He had many nieces and nephews, 7 grandchildren, and his former faithful companion, Bailey. Rick is also survived by a step daughter Cherie Caruso and Analisa Caruso Allshouse, five grandchildren, and six great granddaughters. Rick really enjoyed the outdoors. He loved hiking, camping, skiing, and sailing. He loved to read, often having three books going at the same time. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Leo's Church in Inwood, WV on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM.