Frank K. Schenck ’46

Frank K. Schenck ’46 died November 5, 2012, in Greenville, N.C. He was born on June 7, 1922, in New York City and prepared for college at King School in Stamford, Conn. In 1942, after graduating from Kings College, he joined the Army Air Forces and served on the Pilot Rescue Service on PT Boats in the Asian Pacific Theater during World War II, attaining the rank of master sergeant. After his discharge, he enrolled at Bowdoin, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He went on to receive a master’s degree in engineering from Columbia University in 1954. He worked for a number of companies, including Stanley Tools, Perkin Elmer, AMF (Boat Division and Harley Davidson), and North American Fiberglass. He also worked as a consultant, traveling to Russia to help establish a boat business. After retiring at 78, he served on many local committees, including the cable commission, where he devoted a great deal of his time to launching the local public access channel. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anita S.K. Schenck; daughter Meredith S. Johnson; one granddaughter; sister Frances K. Carlson; and brother George K. Schenck ’50.

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