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Richard Schenkel

November 20, 1931 — December 10, 2020

Richard B. Schenkel, 89, formally of Quakertown, died Dec. 10th at Twining Village in Holland, Pa. He was the husband of the late Audrey Schenkel. Born in Milford Township, Bucks County, he was the son of the late Lawrence Schenkel and Pearl Bleam. He earned a Bronze Star while serving in the Korean War as an US Army Engineer. He loved telling the story of how he helped take care of orphaned Korean children and how his mom would send care packages to him for the children. After the war he worked as a brick layer for Philadelphia's Kelly Construction (princess Grace's family). He used the skills he learned at Kelly to good use, building the house he and Audrey lived in their entire married life. Soon after moving into their new home he became a glazer, an expert at cutting glass and installing windows. During his career he worked for North Penn Glass & Mirror (of Quakertown), Quakertown Glass, and Penn-Allen Glass in Allentown. Working at these companies he helped build many commercial buildings, shopping centers, and schools throughout eastern PA and NJ. In his spare time, he loved to fish, hunt, play cards, and yell at the TV while watching the Phillies and Eagles. He and Audrey also loved to get away to their vacation homes. First, spending summer weekends near Lake Wallenpaupack then, after retirement, spending winters in Arizona. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Richlandtown. Surviving are son Tim and wife Joan of Richboro, grandchildren, Jaclyn and TJ. Due to the ongoing pandemic, services will be private. Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics of PA.
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