East Penn Press

Monday, December 11, 2017
Doris R. Schneck Doris R. Schneck

Doris R. Schneck

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Doris Ruth (Kelley) Schneck, 97, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 3, 2017, in the Trexler Wing of the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Arthur H. Schneck with whom she co-owned Art Schneck Optical Co. of Emmaus and Allentown. She was also predeceased by son Donald R. Schneck who owned the optical company after Arthur Schneck retired.

She was the daughter of the late Henry Kelley and Beulah (Mackes) Kelley.

A 1937 graduate of William Allen High School, she worked in a glove factory in Allentown before marrying Arthur in 1940. During their years as owners of the optical company, Doris was in charge of payroll and recordkeeping. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to tropical islands as well as Europe, especially the country of Ireland, the home of her ancestral roots.

She is survived by son, Dale A., of Salisbury Township; daughters Carol Schneck Ritter and her husband Douglas, of Sarasota, Fla. and Debra Schneck Stephenson and her husband Jeffrey, of Lower Macungie Township; five grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife Cate, of Monterey, Calif., Kelley Ritter Kirsch and her husband Keri, of Lancaster, Amanda, of New Tripoli, Brett Stephenson and his wife Adrienne, of Philadelphia and Sean Stephenson and his wife Amanda, of Plymouth Meeting; great-grandchildren Maya, Gavin and Madelynn.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to Phoebe Ministries, 1925 W. Turner, St., Allentown, 18104.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 7 in Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Emmaus Moravian Cemetery.