Harry V. Schreiber of glass firm

Posted: May 16, 2014

Harry V. Schreiber Jr., 88, of Hainesport, a former designer and salesman for the Wheaton Glass Co. in Millville, N.J., died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Friday, May 8, at his home.

Born in Collingdale, Delaware County, Mr. Schreiber graduated from Collingdale High School in 1943 and worked briefly for the Baldwin Locomotive Works before serving as a Navy aviation machinist in the South Pacific during World War II.

He returned to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1956, taking night classes at what is now Drexel University, where he later earned a master's in business in 1968, said a daughter, Sandra Huppman.

Mr. Schreiber worked for Wheaton from the 1960s into the 1970s, Huppman said, "designing machinery and selling it."

Besides his daughter Sandra, Mr. Schreiber is survived by wife Catherine; sons Harry III and Bruce; daughter Bonnie Wyllie; a brother; a sisterl and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his former wife, Jean.

A viewing was set from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Rd., before an 11:30 a.m. entombment service at Calvary Cemetery, 2398 Route 70 W., Cherry Hill.

Donations may be sent to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, Suite 300, 5 Eves Dr., Marlton, N.J. 08053.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mountlaurelfuneralhome.com.


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