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C. George Schenk

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C. George Schenk 1918 - 2011 SHAFTSBURY C. George Schenk, 92, of Spur Road, died Thursday, July 6, 2011, at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation following a brief illness. Born in Providence, R.I., on Aug. 10, 1918, he was the son of John and Melvina Stevens Schenk. He received his early education on Long Island and attended New York University in Manhattan for three years. George was employed for over 40 years as a physical plant engineer by Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City and Holmdel, N.J. He formerly resided in Massapequa, N.Y., and Colts Neck, N.J. He married the former Harriet Turnowski in Queens on July 1, 1950. In 1976, following his retirement, George and Harriet moved to Shaftsbury. Mrs. Schenk died Dec. 28, 2003. During the 1980's, George was very active in Shaftsbury town government and served as a member of the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Listers, and also as an auditor. His favorite pastimes were photography and oil painting. George is survived by his many friends. FUNERAL NOTICE: Memorial services celebrating the life of C. George Schenk will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Monday, July 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the family lot in Center Shaftsbury Cemetery Should friends desire, contributions in C. George Schenk's memory may be made to Green Mountain Express through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on July 8, 2011
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