Ronald E. "Ron" Schenk Tuesday, March 19, 1935 - Friday, September 1, 2017

Randolph - Ronald E. ”Ron” Schenk, 82, of Route 242, Randolph, Town of Napoli, went home to the Lord on Friday, September 1, 2017 at UPMC-WCA Hospital with his family by his side. He was born March 19 1935 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Edwin John and Gretchen Leib Schenk Sr. Ron attended Amherst High School and was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving his country proudly during the Korean Conflict, from November 19, 1952 to February 21, 1956. He was honorably discharged and received the National Service Defense Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal with European Clasp, Korean Service Medal and the Nations Service Medal for Battle Efficiency. Ron was for many years a self-employed Heavy Equipment Operator. He retired from H & K Services in Gowanda, had worked for many places over the years, including, JK Knowles Construction of Gowanda, St. Georges Enterprises of Fredonia, JM Bruce, Inc. of Celoron and Holler Brothers Construction of Buffalo. His interests included Guns, watching movies, playing on his computer and listening to music. Ron was a Mr. Fix it, and his favorite past time was to tinker with fixing things as he was a Jack of all trades. He was a Life member of all of the following, Randolph American Legion Post 181, Randolph Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6533, Randolph Rod & Gun Clun and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret E. Lashbrook Schenk, whom he married on July 15, 1977 in Napoli, NY, 9 children; Timothy Schenk of Clarence, Christopher Schenk of Amherst, Peter Schenk of Las Vegas, Susan (Mike) Bean of Randolph, Patricia (Mark) Lang of Falconer, Michael (Inga) Stone of Germany, Sharon Stone Taylor of Fla., David Stone of Fla. and Linda (Steve) Albrecht of VA., as well as many grandchildren and great Grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin Schenk Jr. and Richard Schenk. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 PM Tuesday September 5, 2017, 2017 in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Funeral services will not be observed. Ron will be inurned at the South Napoli Cemetery and his wishes of being taken there by the Patriot Guard Riders will be granted. To leave a condolence, log onto: Memorials may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Rest In Peace Ron, My Condolences to Margie and the Family. You are all in My Thoughts And prayers. Very Sorry For Your Loss.

My thoughts and heart are with David and his family.

Love you big guy. No more lawn mowers gonna get fixed. I know you are already in our Lords loving arms. 

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.  

My deepest sympathies Margie and to your family. Ron will be missed. Sue Gumhalter Prayers for all of you