Richard A. Schinzel Sr.

MARYLAND – Richard A. Schinzel Sr., was raised in the small town of Skowhegan, Maine. Rick, as he is known to his family and friends, peacefully returned to the Lord with his family by his side on May 6, 2022. Rick attended Skowhegan High School where he was the quarterback on the football team thus winning a scholarship to the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating high school, Rick decided to attend Thomas Business College where he pledged Kappa Delta Phi before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served in the 513th Military Intelligence Group, Counter-Intelligence. He subsequently was stationed in the IG Farben Building in Frankfurt, Germany.During his life Rick owned and operated several successful businesses and enjoyed many activities (like Texas Hold-Em!). Rick was an avid car lover who loved old cars, especially corvettes, and was a member of the Streetcars of Desire and his most beloved Freestate Corvette Club where he has been a member since 1998. His love of family always found him volunteering at Sacred Heart School or coaching throughout Reisterstown, Glyndon, Glen Burnie and Owings Mills…. Wherever one of us played, he was on the field with us. His love of animals found him volunteering with the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue for over 10 years.In 1966, Rick met and married Rosemary Lawless of Wilmington, DE and went on to have three children. He was someone who truly loved and appreciated his family. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, his son Richard and wife Stefanie, his daughter Andrea and his son Matthew, his grandchildren Matthew, Jr., Kellie, Katie and William, many nephews and nieces, including his much loved Marie and John Johnson of Norridgewock, Maine and his brother Ray Schinzel of Delaware. Rick was predeceased by Ernest and Mildred Schinzel (his parents) and his brother William of Madison, Maine.Rick put his heart and soul into his work and all the people who surrounded him. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do and he touched everyone he came in contact with and made it a point to make them feel special and loved. He showed up when it mattered and defended those who needed it. He was fiercely protective of his family and he kept us safe. It is Rick’s final wish that there will be no visitation. He would like everyone to remember him as they last saw him. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Glyndon on May 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Internment will immediately follow at Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md.In lieu of flowers, Rick would appreciate donations to the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue or Johns Hopkins Cancer and Research Development.

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