Everett Schenk Sr.
1914-2010 BRATTLEBORO Everett M. Schenk Sr., of Country Hill, Brattleboro, died at his home early Thursday morning, Mar. 4, with family at his bedside.
Born Apr. 2, 1914, in Newark, N.J., he grew up in Summit, N.J., and graduated in 1936 from Lehigh University with a degree in mechanical engineering. In 1944, he married Margareta Lindstrom of Montclair, N.J.
During his career, he worked for Bell Labs, the Greer Company, Consolidated Cork, Uchiyama, and other manufacturing companies around the world. He specialized in the cork industry and travelled extensively as a consulting engineer until his retirement at age 80, when he and his wife moved to Brattleboro.
Over his lifetime, he pursued a wide range of interests, among them: being a national finalist as a teen for scale model reproductions; playing drums in his high school and college marching bands; skiing; fishing; handling his champion Great Dane in AKC dog shows; antique cars and steam engines; and collections ranging from tools to watches.
"Meg and Ed" were a devoted couple for nearly 60 years until her death in 2004. They had a summer home in Moultonborough, N.H., which continues to be the setting for many family gatherings. They enjoyed puttering at their hill-side farmhouse in Walton, N.Y. Together they were active in several kennel and antique car clubs, and they were noted for their period costumes on Horseless Carriage Club tours throughout the northeast.
He leaves a daughter, Marcia and her husband, Philip, Steckler of Brattleboro; a son, Everett Jr. and his wife, Sally, Schenk of Stamford, Conn.; grandchildren, Erica, David and Peter Steckler and Adam and Starkie Schenk, as well as great-grandchildren, Collin, Asher and Brenner.
The family is especially grateful for the dedicated support of care-givers, Lois, Carol, Emily, Suzanne, Heather, Heidi, Jessica, Jude and Leslie.
MEMORIAL NOTICE: There will be a service of remembrance at St. Michael's Episcopal Church on Bradley Ave., at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Mar. 6, led by the Rev. Merritt Greenwood with reception to follow in the undercroft. Burial will take place later this spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of VT & NH, P.O. Box 976, White River Junction, VT 05001 (www.vnavnh.org) or to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (www.bmhvt.org).
Messages of e-condolence may be sent to the family in care of the funeral home at www.atamaniuk.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of THE ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.