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Leon S. Schenk

Date of Death: September 11, 2018

Date of Birth: April 1, 1952

Biography:

TOPSHAM - Leon S. Schenk, 66, passed away on September 11, 2018 at his sister's home in Topsham, Maine with his family by his side after a battle with cancer. Leon was born April 1, 1952 in Kingston, Pennsylvania to Edgar J. and Audrey E. (Williams) Schenk (Schinck).

On February 26, 1971 he married Kathy Huen. Together they raised two children. Leon attended schools in Brunswick, Lisbon, and Dover-Foxcroft. As a licensed Boiler Operator, he worked for U.S. Gypsum and Bath Iron Works. He was self-employed as a plumber, electrician, owned and operated a convenience store, and drove trucks. He was a Jack-of-all-Trades. His passions were living life, riding his Harley, and especially his children. He also had a passion for restoring and driving old cars and trucks (Corvettes, Studebakers, and Hot Rods), Willys Jeeps, and Harleys. For many years, Leon resided in Baldwin County, Alabama.

Leon is survived by his son, Randall Schenk of West Bath, ME; his daughter, Jennifer Schenk and significant other Raymond Martelli of Methuen, MA; sisters, Sandra Orgas and significant other Roger Wabiszewski of Franklin, WI; Linda (Schenk) Dumont and her husband Ted of Topsham, ME; brother, Edward Schenk of Brunswick, ME; half-brother Dana Chapman and wife Amanda of Virginia Beach, VA; step-brothers, Bill White, Clyde White, George White, Peter White, and Stephen White; two grandchildren, Miranda and Joseph Schenk; former wife, Kathy Schenk of Auburn, ME; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. He also leaves behind many friends, especially John and Sue Chasse and family of Lisbon, ME, his Harley riding friends, and his car enthusiast friends, who he made many fond memories with. He was predeceased by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 29, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 202, 79 Foreside Road, Topsham, Maine. A family burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath, Maine at a later date.

Donations may be made in Leon's name, to The Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor, Lewiston, Maine 04240 or online at www.dempseycenter.org

 

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