William Garrett Schanck Sr.

Richmond-William Garrett Schanck Sr., 81, of Westwood Acres Rd. passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006 at Maine General Medical Center Augusta.

Born on November 14, 1924 in Little Silver, New Jersey the son of the late John Leon and Mary (McFarland) Schanck, Sr.

Bill was a very active in many clubs and organizations including; the Swan Island Yacht Club and American Legion Post 132 in Richmond, Past Master of Friendship Masonic Lodge #7 of Chepachet, RI and Junior Warden of Caeseca Masonic Lodge in Keyport NJ, past president of the Glocester Lions Club, former member of the Glocester Country Club and driver for the Chepachet Rescue all in RI, Raritan Hose Fire Co. Keyport NJ, Chairman of the Foster-Glocester School Committee in RI and past Board member at the Richmond Health Center. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Keyport and the Chepachet Union Church in RI.

Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Force during WWII as a pilot. He worked with his father and brother at Schanck and Sons Oil Co. in Keyport, he was the Manager of M. Rosenberg's Oil Co. in Chepachet, he was the Maine Area Supervisor for McDonalds Corp., and was Owner/Operator of Schanck Service Co. in Richmond.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years Arvaline Jo Lambert Schanck, two of his sons, 2nd Lt. William G. Schanck Jr. and Leon C. Schanck and his brother John L. Schanck Jr.

Bill is survived by sons M.Jeffry Schanck and his wife Kathleen of Rhode Island, John M. Schanck of Richmond, and a daughter, Mary Arvaline Schanck-Wasilewski of Richmond. Nine grandchildren; Jennifer, Jedediah, Kate-Lynn, Justin, Kaleena, Zekiel, Nicole, Bonnie, Melanie and two great-grandchildren; Garrett and Aiden. Also, his sister-in-law, Norrine Schanck and nieces Pati Doerler and Jean Galloway of New Jersey.

A celebration of Bill's life will take place on Wednesday, April 26th at 6pm at Richmond's American Legion Post 132, Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.

Burial will take place on Saturday, May 6th at 11am at Acotes Hill Cemetery, Chepachet R.I.

In Bill's memory donations may be made to The American Lung Association 122 State St. Augusta, Me 04330 or Hospice Volunteers of Kennebec Valley 150 Dresden Ave. Gardiner, Me 04345