Samuel A. Schreiner Jr., decorated veteran, civic activist and author of over a dozen books plus numerous articles for leading national and international periodicals, died at his home on January 14, 2018. He was 96-years-old and a resident of Darien for 66 years.
Among Mr. Schreiner’s ongoing contributions to his community were the summer Sunday morning services at Weed Beach which he organized as an elder of the Noroton Presbyterian Church. Early on, as secretary of the Darien Library board, he took part in the planning and funding of the town’s Library (1957-2008) located on Leroy Avenue. With his wife Dorrie, and Gordon Aymar he helped organize the annual Darien Art Show. In the early 1970s he also acted as town appointed chairman of Centerstone, a hotline and drop-in center for youth.