John S. Schell John S. Schell, 89, of State College, passed away at his home on Friday, November 1, 2013, in the presence of his family and his devoted caregiver, Linda Fielding. He was born in Tyrone, the son of John A. and Ruth Schell. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, and their three sons: John A. and his wife Joanne of Dayton, Ohio; Gary F. and his wife Christina of State College; and Alan G. and his wife Terri of Oak Harbor, Washington. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Terri Roberts, Scott Schell, Matthew Schell, Adam Schell, Brennan Schell, Holly Schell, Julie Lucas, Tyler Schell, and Devon Schell, as well as three great-grandchildren (Grace, Hayden and Megan). His sister, Marjorie, and her husband, Robert, of Phoenixville, also survive him. John grew up in Tyrone. He enlisted as a Private in World War II and was discharged as a Captain and commanding officer in General Patton's Third Army. Among other citations he was decorated with a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. While in the service, he met Lynn, an Army nurse, and they were married in England in 1945. After serving in World War II, he graduated from Juniata College, followed by a Masters Degree and Doctorate in Psychology from Penn State University. He spent most of his professional career as a dean and professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Following retirement, John and Lynn resided in South Texas for 25 years and traveled widely thro-ughout the world. They returned to Pennsylvania in 2004, making their home in State College. John was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in State College. He was also a member of the Masons, the American Legion, the BPOE, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He and his wife also served as hospital hospice volunteers while living in Texas. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Nov. 3, 2013