Nature 11

Donald L. Schoenewolf

April 29, 1943 ~ July 11, 2019 (age 76)


Donald L. Schoenewolf

Astute businessman, photographer, nature-lover, family man, 76

Don died on July 11, 2019.  He and Libby had recently moved from Fair Haven to Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Don was a son of the late Louis and Alice (Hildebrand) Schoenewolf; beloved husband of 54 years to Elizabeth (nee Housman); loving father of Rebecca Nancy Schoenewolf and David (Rev. Heather) Schoenewolf; brother of Walter (Jane) Schoenewolf; proud grandfather of Samuel Foley, Meghan Foley and Noble Schoenewolf.  

Don was a graduate of Caldwell H.S. and Colgate University.  He further earned the degree of CPCU and was a member of RIMS.  Don was a Director of Risk Management for multi-national corporations including Gulf and Western, Hanson Industries and Millennium Chemicals.  In retirement he became an award-winning photographer specializing in nature and birds.

Don served a term as president of the Lincroft Unitarian Universalist Congregation and as the Chair of the Endowment Committee, among other positions.  Don relished serving as a youth advisor for 25 years, which included going on camping trips and regional weekend conferences.  A particular pleasure for him was being an advisor for week-long youth conferences on Star Island, which served teens from across the US.  His workshops on Creative Thinking and Taoism were always full. His greatest joy was as a father and grandfather. 

Don will be remembered by his family as a birder, photographer, kayaker, avid reader of histories, loving Grandpa and reluctant charades time keeper.

A Memorial Service will be held on Nov 30, 2019 at 11:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County (UUCMC), 1475 W Front St, Lincroft, NJ 07738.  

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to continue Don’s legacy of caring for people and the environment, please consider donating to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County (UUCMC), 1475 W. Front St. Lincroft, NJ 07738 or to Ding Darling Wildlife Society; PO Box 565; Sanibel, Florida, 33957.

Arrangements entrusted to Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home, Inc., Munhall, PA.


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Memorial Service
November 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
1475 W. Front Street
Lincroft, NJ 07738

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