Frederick C. “Fred” Schenck, 93, of Minersville, passed away Thursday, October 8th, at Genesis Eldercare Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.
Fred was born in Minersville on September 21, 1927, a son of the late Frances (Kovalevich) and Herman Schenck.
He was the widower of Frances L. (Walker) Schenck who died, 11/9/1989.
A graduate of Minersville High School graduating Cum Laude, he was a 3 sport athlete and a member of the National Honor Society.
He was a standout player & Co-Captain of the University of Delaware Blue Hens football team.
He was a veteran serving in both the Army and U.S. Marine Corp..
He was formerly employed in Sales and Marketing in the Mobile and Modular Home market.
He served as a Minersville Area High School Board Member for 20 years. Serving 10 of those years as President. He was an avid, dedicated fan of Battlin’ Miner athletics.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Frances he was preceded in death by his brother Herman Schenck and a grandson Beau Schenck. Fred is survived by two daughters, Louisa, wife of Joseph Bosack, Christina, wife of Michael Hoptak, three sons Fred Schenck, Greg, husband of Leona Schenck, and Neil Schenck and his companion, Dionne Zambiasi. He is also survived by Grandchildren; Melissa Yourey, Joseph Bosack, Jeremy, Jordan & Cierra Schenck, Leah and Michael Hoptak. Great Grandchildren: Aralyn & Rhett Schenck, Eli Yourey, Brooks Bosack.
The family expresses their gratitude to all those friends and neighbors who offered Fred rides over the past few years. Also to the Homestead Unit for providing excellent care throughout his battle in later years.
At the request of the family all services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either The Wounded Warriors, Minersville Public Library, or Minersville General Athletic Fund. Interment at Mount Peace Cemetery. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.