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Donald A. Schenck

January 10, 1935 — January 28, 2023

Donald A. Schenck, 88, of Anderson Township passed peacefully on January 28, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He and his wife Barbara J. Schenck (nee Officer) were married for more than 60 years. She was the light of his life.

Faith and family were foremost to Don. He came from a large and adoring family. The youngest son of Arthur E. and Jeanette E. Schenck (nee Schultz) he was born on January 10, 1935, in Dayton, Ohio. He is predeceased by his brother Robert “Dick” Schenck, and sisters Gertrude K. Ross, Lillian M. Oswalt and Mary E. Cunningham.

Don graduated from Oakwood High School, The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He practiced law for more than 50 years.

Family, friends, and colleagues could count on Don for offering his point of view and his resources. A true gentleman, Don put the needs of others ahead of his own. He believed he had an obligation to give back and he supported many organizations, especially his church Mount Washington Presbyterian. He faithfully served as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Confirmation Teaching Team. In 2005, The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Don for his Civic Volunteerism and his long-standing service to Anderson Township. A dedicated member of the Zoning Commission from 1990-2004, he served as chair several times during his tenure. He also was a member of the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals and the Board of Directors of the former Bramble Savings and Loan, as well as a charter board member of the Community Coordinating Council for Youth.

He enthusiastically shared his passions for Dixie Land and Big Band jazz. Happiest spending time with friends and family, Don was an avid golfer and loved being on the water fishing. In creative endeavors, he pursued photography, including developing his own prints, woodworking, and water colors.

Don is survived by his beloved wife Barbara, his children Andrea Schenck (John Zinsser) of Switzerland; David A. Schenck (Mary Lou Cummings) of Havertown, PA; and Susan E. Noel of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren Olivia and Jackson Noel, and Julia Schenck, and nieces and nephews.

The family visitation at 2 p.m. and service to celebrate Don’s life at 3 p.m. will be at Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave. (Mt. Washington) Cincinnati, OH 45230 on Friday, February 10, 2023. A reception will immediately follow.

The family deeply appreciates the caring ICU doctors and nurses of Christ Hospital and the Cincinnati Hospice of Blue Ash who supported Don, and especially his attentive, long-time physicians Drs. Shaoming Huang and Santosh Menon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Don’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, City Gospel Mission (of Cincinnati), and the First Nations Development Institute.
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Friday, February 10, 2023

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Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church

6474 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230

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Friday, February 10, 2023

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Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church

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