Barry Schmeck, longtime Reinholds volunteer, dies

By on February 8, 2012

Barry R. SchmeckBarry R. Schmeck

Barry R. "Schmecky" Schmeck, 75, of Stevens, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Mohns Hill, Berks County, a son of the late Ralph and Gladys (Stoud) Schmeck, he was the husband of Anna M. (Butterfield) Schmeck. His first wife, Mary J. (Fisher) Schmeck, died Sept. 28, 1982.

An Air Force tech sergeant during the Korean War, he worked 42 years for Hoffman Industries, Sinking Spring. "Schmecky" was active with Denver Boy Scout Troop 32, Reinholds Lions Club, Reinholds Ambulance and was a Reinholds Fire Co. fire policeman.

Also surviving are sons: Dennis, husband of Valerie Schmeck, and Jeffrey, husband of Tracy Schmeck, both of Reinholds; and Kevin Schmeck, partner of Barry Bonef, of Reading; step-children: Troy, husband of Melissa Good, Cynthia Peters, Dorothy Musser, Robert Good and Dwayne Good, all of Ephrata; Connie Ann Firestone, of Lebanon; and Barry Good Jr., of Reading; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Etta Sheaffer and Verna Shumate; and brothers: Bruce and Wayne Schmeck.

Funeral services took place on Feb. 3 from Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, with the Rev. M. Craig Snow officiating. Burial took place in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring.

Rather than flowers, contributions remembering Barry may be sent to Reinholds Lions Club, c/o Steve Young, 165 Village Spring Lane, Reinholds, PA 17569.

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