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Richard Schindel Obituary
Richard Baker Schindel Richard Baker Schindel, 83, of Georgetown, TX passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at Hospice Austin's Christopher House. He was born November 12th, 1929 in Hagerstown, MD to Madeline and Joseph Schindel. Richard (Dick) grew up a carefree life in Hagerstown, graduating from Hagerstown High School in 1947. Following high school, he enlisted in the nascent Air Force and served his country honorably in Texas and Korea from 1950 through 1953. After his time in the Air Force, he returned to Hagerstown to begin his career with the Schindel Rohrer Hardware Store, a hardware wholesaler, where he served as Chief Accountant until the business closed in 1984. Dick was a long standing member of the Elks Lodge, First Christian Church and First Hose Company, all of Hagerstown. He was also a member of the informal "Library News Review" at the Hagerstown Library. Late in life, Dick struck out for Texas in order to be close to his son and family. He spent the last 6 years of his life in Georgetown, TX, making a great number of new friends and experiencing a whole new lease on life. It was at this time that he adopted his dear canine friend Sadie, who became his constant companion. The friendships he developed in Texas sustained the last years of his life and helped him enjoy an entire new set of adventures. He was very grateful for this time. Dick was preceded in death by his mother and father, Madge and Joe, as well as his brother Ed (Bette), all of Hagerstown. He was also preceded by his former wife of 21 years, Trudy. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Renn (Tom) of Virginia Beach, VA and his three children and spouses, Kate and Charles Benson of Hagerstown, MD, Claire and William Parks of Tuscaloosa, AL and Kellie and Rick Schindel of Round Rock, TX. He is also survived by six grandchildren. Katie and Samantha Parks of Tuscaloosa, as well as Brendan, Conor, Patrick and Tiernan Schindel, of Round Rock, were the pride of his later years. Visitation will be held October 1st from 6-8 pm at Cook Walden/Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown and the funeral service will be at 10 am on October 2nd , also at Cook Walden/Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Austin's Christopher House.



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 30, 2013
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