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Dolores E. Schraden

May 10, 1938 — February 9, 2024

Alexandria Bay, NY

Dolores E. “Jitterbug” Schraden, 85, passed away early Friday morning, February 9th, at Samaritan Summit Village, in Watertown, NY.

She was born May 10, 1938, in Allentown, PA, daughter of Tilghman and Doris Foster Schraden. She graduated from Parkland High School in Allentown, PA, in 1956.

Dolores worked as a young woman as a bookkeeper for 14 years for Gebhardt Bowling Supply. She then went to work for the Internal Revenue Service, in Syracuse for many years. She retired in 1995, as Manager of Audits.

She loved to play cards, spend time with her family and dance. Many knew her only by her nickname, “Jitterbug”.

She is survived by her daughter, Dolayne Schraden, Alexandria Bay, her grandsons, Michael Fowler, Fulton, NY and Scott Fowler, Syracuse, a grandson, Parker Fowler, Chittenango, NY, a brother, Tilghman (Jean) Schraden, Woodbridge, VA, and two sisters, Janice Gaumer, Crescent City, FL and Joyce (Harry) Gill, Plessis, NY. A sister, Denise Schraden predeceased her.

Graveside services will be held in the spring, at a time to be announced, at Brookside Cemetery, Plessis.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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