Melvin L. Schenck

August 12, 1932 - November 10, 2012
Melvin L. Schenck

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Melvin L. Schenck of Williamsburg, VA, beloved husband of Karin, passed away Nov. 10th 2012. Mel was born in Howard, PA and at the tender age of 17 joined the US Army. He proudly served his country for 26 yrs. and then served his country further through Civil Service for 18 yrs. While in the service, Mel received numerous awards, some of which are the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

He’ll be deeply missed by his loving wife, Karin; his son, William Schenck and his daughters, Kathleen Leemhuis and Evon Biondi and his grandchildren, Brian and Sarah Leemhuis.

Mel loved classical music, especially a good waltz. He was blessed to have found his soul mate and the two of them created a wonderful life. He had an uncanny gift of being able to connect with animals and was most at home in his beloved backyard feeding the birds. He was a man of few words, but he made an impact. He loved his children. He loved nature and derived such pleasure in sitting on his deck under the awning during a rainstorm; listening as the rain came down. Mel and Karin’s love and friendship grew with every season that passed. His friends feel the loss too; yet Mel can take comfort in knowing they will watch over Karin. Mel…we miss you so. Be at peace and know you are very loved.

The family will receive friends and loved ones on Thursday Nov. 15th, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg and the graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.


Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 AM

Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery - Directions
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434


Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • November 22, 2012
    Grant says:
    I pray that the memories you have created will serve to comfort you in the difficult time ahead. May the promise of the resurrection Jesus Christ made at John 5: 28 and 29, and repeated by the Apostle Paul at Acts 24: 15, be a source of comfort to you during this sad time. Take comfort in the promise of a time where there will be no more pain and sorrow, recorded at Revelation 21: 3 and 4.

  • November 15, 2012
    Dawn Biondi says:
    Many years ago we all came into each others lives and created some fun memories. I've missed those times and wish there could have been more. Those memories will never be forgotten. Love, Dawn

  • November 12, 2012
    James/Glenys Brown says:
    Mel will be sorely missed. God Bless you and your family Karen.

  • November 13, 2012
    Chip and Margaret Lang says:
    We are really sad. We remember so many wonderful times when we were all together over so many years. Lots of laughter, lots of fun. You always had smile and a twinkle in your eye and that's not such a bad way to be remembered. You'll be missed, but not forgotten. With sorrow, Margaret and Chip