V.A. Schroeder, 55, financial adviser

April 14, 2006

Valerie A. Schroeder, a retired financial adviser and former Parkville resident, died of lung cancer Tuesday at her home in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. She was 55.

Ms. Schroeder was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson. She was a 1968 graduate of Towson High School and attended Harford Community College and Essex Community College.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Ms. Schroeder worked as a financial adviser for Alex. Brown & Sons. For five years, until retiring in 2005 on a medical disability, she had been employed in a similar capacity at Edward Jones Investments.

Ms. Schroeder was a cat fancier and enjoyed collecting figurines of owls, family members said.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Adams-Perfect Funeral Homes Inc. in Northfield, N.J.

Surviving are a brother, Robert F. Schroeder of Parkville; two nephews; and her companion, David Somers of Egg Harbor Township. Another brother, Kenneth Schroeder, died in 1972.

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