Clarendon: Geary Shenck, 89, passed away suddenly September 8, 2021. Geary was born April 2, 1932 in PA., a son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Saylor) Shenck. Geary was a resident of Gates, NY before moving to Clarendon. Geary was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church in Holley. Mr. Shenck was a farmer in Clarendon and at the same time a Milk Man in Gates. When Geary wasn’t farming, he was Town of Clarendon Supervisor, Town of Clarendon Constable and Orleans County Animal Control Officer, retiring in 1997. He is also known for his large collection of antiques and writing a monthly article in the Town of Clarendon Gazette “Tid Bits” by Geary “Moose” Shenck. Geary will be remembered for his love of family, his strong faith and his banter.
Geary is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marjorie; children, Mary (Jeff) Moscicki, Marjorie (Joel) Underwood, Patricia Spychalski, Catherine (Will) Reynolds, Geary Shenck Jr., Edward (Yvette) Shenck and Peter (Sarah) Shenck; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Zona Landis and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Geary’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 Route 31, Holley on Monday September 13, from 4:00-7:00pm. Geary’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Holley, on Tuesday September 14, at 10:00am. Private interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mad to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 11 S. Main St. Holley, NY 14470
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