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Walter Alan Schenck, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born June 18, 1929, in Belleville, N.J., a son of the late Howard and Beatrice (Morrison) Schenck. Alan was married to Eleanor Amato Schenck for 38 years prior to her passing in 1989.

After graduation from Belleville High School, Alan served time in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Alan was the owner of Madison Television in New Jersey for 28 years, where he sold and serviced home electronic equipment. Upon his retirement in 1989, he moved to Danville, and married Virginia "Ginni" Young Schenck in 1998, who survives. Together they enjoyed fishing, camping and hiking in the outdoors of Pennsylvania and surrounding states with their dog, Gus, who was Alan's special buddy.

He is also survived by his children, two sons, Steven, of Boonton Township, N.J., Russell and his wife Michelle. of Warsaw. Ind., and one daughter, Karen and her husband Mark, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his loving grandchildren, Garrett, Logan, Keaton, Eleanor, and Michael.
Alan was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Russell, Robert and Howard, and one sister, Allene.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Alan's life at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Visneski Funeral Home, 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Danville. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40, Danville.

Memorial contributions in Alan's honor may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-3517.
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Published on July 30, 2017
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