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Frederick N. Schwenk Jr.

            Frederick N. Schwenk Jr., 84, of Souderton and formerly of East Greenville,

Allentown, and Perkasie, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Betty (Reitnauer) Schwenk for 62 years

            Born in East Greenville, he was a son of the late Frederick Sr. and Irene (Gehris) Schwenk.

            He was a proud graduate of Muhlenberg College and Lehigh University. Fred was a teacher who taught first at Palisades for one year, then in the Allentown School District for five years, in the Pennridge School District for 28 years, and at Cedar Crest College for three years before retiring in 1995.

            He served as a wrestling, track, and football coach at the junior high and high school levels. After his teaching career, he served as assistant principal at Pennridge High School, principal at South Junior High school, and he eventually became principal at Pennridge High School. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie. After his retirement he volunteered his time at Grandview Hospital and worked at Landis grocery store. Fred enjoyed civil war history, genealogy, golfing, reading, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, high school sports events, and Muhlenberg College sports events.

            Along with his wife, Fred is survived by his daughters: Gretchen Ann, wife of Tim Martin of Myersville, MD, Melissa Ann, wife of David Weinstein of East Greenville, and Stephanie Ann, wife of Clay Washington of Coatesville. He is also survived by his son- in-law, Josh Salmanson of Ashburn, VA and his beloved grandchildren: Chelsea Sahar (Etay), Jocelin and her fiancé Phillip Kyle, Morgan, and Nathan Weinstein, Samuel Glushakow, Jacob and Joshua Salmanson; his step grandchildren: Lindsay Via and Adam Martin; his great grandchildren: Leo and Ari Sahar, and Jonah Kyle; his step great grandchildren: Luke, Dylan, and Caleb Via; his sister, Grace Long of Red Hill; his sister, Barbara, wife of Michael Bartholomew of Boyertown; and his sister-in -law, Maryann Schwenk of Coopersburg and nine nieces and five nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Karen Ann Salmanson, his brother, David Schwenk, his brother-in-law, Richard Long, a niece, Alyson Schwenk, and a nephew, Dean Long.

            A Celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Trinity Lutheran Church Education Fund, 19 S. Fifth St, Perkasie, PA 18944. Visit his "Book of Memories" at






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