Alice Schreiner, a long time resident of Ridgefield, died on June 11th in the comfort of her own bed and in the company of her daughters. She will be forever remembered as their beloved mother and best friend.
A native of Floral Park, New York, Alice and her family moved to the Virgin Islands in the late sixties. She returned to the states, and after a successful real estate career, she retired to continue her active life. She enjoyed and excelled in tennis, golf, mah jongg, billiards, and pickleball. She traveled extensively and spent her winters in Naples, Florida.
Her busy retirement continued through radiation and many rounds of chemotherapy, which only a few members of her family knew about. She kept up with her activities without sharing her cancer news with her many dear friends, choosing to enjoy their company without the burden of her personal struggle.
She is survived by her two daughters, Kim Elfstrom, and JoAnn Tyler of Westport, two brothers and their spouses, Albert and Phyllis Swayhoover, and Arthur and Mary Swayhoover. At her request, there will be no memorial service and, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor can be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT.