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MATTHEW SCHIEDEL Matthew Daniel Schiedel, 54, of Lansdale, entered into glory Thursday, March 29, 2012 at his residence. He was the loving husband for 35 years to Sheila D. Schiedel. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Clarence William Schiedel and to Carolyn (Radcliffe) Sauers. Matthew graduated from North Penn High School, class of 1975. He served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot in the 2nd of the 10th Calvary and a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Matthew was a devoted husband, caring father and loving grandfather. He was an avid writer and reader who enjoyed playing tennis and golf. Matthew loved cooking and enjoyed the company of animals especially birds. He also loved the sunshine and the beach. Matthew was a scholar of "The Word" and Hebrew studies and achieved a Master's Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also earned a Doctorate of Survival from the School of Hard Knocks. Matthew was a member of Family Worship Center. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his three daughters, Abbe Fahem and husband, Steve, of Lansdale, Julie A. Carter of Lansdale and Lucy Derstine and husband, Michael, of Harleysville; his son, Dietrich O. Carter of Lansdale; his sister, Alison Dittmar and husband, Joseph, of Lansdale; and six grandchildren, Callahan, Aidan, Ryan, Maslin, Wesley and Elias. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mark D. Schiedel. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 6 at 11AM at Family Worship Center, 1000 Troxel Road, Lansdale, where friends may view and meet with the family from 9AM to 11AM. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery at Roslyn. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3819 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19034 or Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. Arrangements are by Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, Souderton. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com

Published in The Reporter on Apr. 2, 2012
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