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Rose and Black Funeral Home
Sunday February 20th, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Rose and Black Funeral Home
Sunday February 20th, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Henry P. Schell

Henry P. Schell, 89, of Sandy Lake, passed away peacefully at Meadville Medical Center in Meadville, Pa.  on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Henry was born on November 23, 1932, to the late Clarence and Eleanor Blair Schell in Sandy Lake, PA.    He attended Sandy Lake schools and graduated from Sandy Lake High School in 1951.    He served in the US Army and was stationed in Italy during the Korean War.  He worked as a welder at Cooper Bessemer in Grove City for 43 years, retiring in 1995.

He married his beloved wife Esther “Toots” Zimmer on October 26, 1953, and they celebrated 68 years of marriage together, before her passing on October 20, 2021.

Henry was a long-time dedicated member of the Sandy Lake United Presbyterian Church.  He was extremely devoted to his entire family, but especially loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his brother Bill at Chautauqua Lake in New York, roller skating, square dancing, visiting local casinos, supporting his children and grandchildren in activities and sports.  He also enjoyed his daily visits to the McQuiston Center in Sandy Lake to see his friends and to play euchre and shuffleboard.

He will be deeply missed by his two sons, Mark (Alexa) of Stoneboro, PA and Scott (Kim) of Cochranton, PA; five grandchildren, Michelle Hankinson (Steve) Pittsburgh, PA, Nicole Bair (Shawn), Pittsburgh, PA, Kate Keller (Patrick) Stoneboro, PA, Derek Schell (Becka), Stoneboro, PA, and Brielle Schell, Cochranton, PA; three great-grandchildren, Copelan and Collins Keller and Leni Schell, as well as nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is his sister Margaret Kasbee of Sandy Lake.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Henry was preceded in death by his brothers, George and Bill, and his sister, Betty Como.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 3236 S. Main Street, SANDY LAKE, where family and friends are welcome from 1 pm – 4 pm on Sunday, February 20. A funeral service will follow at 4 pm with the Rev. Beth Creekpaum, officiating.

Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family requests no flowers and prefers memorial contributions be made in his memory to Sandy Lake United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 185 Sandy Lake, PA  16145 or the McQuiston Center by the Park, 29 Railroad St., Sandy Lake, PA 16145.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.RoseAndBlackFH.com


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A candle was lit in memory of Henry Schell

The Boughner family Feb 24 2022 2:52 AM

Mark and Scott,
I am so saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He was always so cheerful when I saw him and I enjoyed talking with him when I visited church with my Mom. God bless you and your families at this time.

Todd Hunt Feb 22 2022 6:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Henry Schell

Ron &Marta Wygant Feb 21 2022 3:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Henry Schell

Paula timlin Feb 20 2022 2:20 PM

Henry, your smile was always the first and last thing we saw. Your support of all the kids was amazing! I thank you for being every aspect of who you were. Prayers for your family. We will miss you.

Todd and Jackie Shearer Feb 20 2022 12:53 PM

Our sympathy to you all. May your warm memories of time and laughter together bring you comfort.

Doug & Gail(Greenlee) Moon Feb 20 2022 11:06 AM

so sorry to see your Dad passed away Henry was such a great guy he will be greatly missed

Brian Miller Feb 19 2022 9:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Henry Schell

Sheila and Susan Feb 19 2022 5:21 PM

Enjoyed time well spent with Henry at the fire department. He always had humor and wisdom. Our friend will live on in our hearts.

Michael C. Greenlee Feb 19 2022 5:18 PM

I'm so sorry on the loss of Henry. I'll always remember growing up next door to him. Henry was a wonderful man.

Kim Throop Kinch Feb 19 2022 2:51 PM

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