- Local Guide
C. Donn Schenkemeyer Jr., 63, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
He was born June 2, 1948, in Johnstown, a son of the late Clifford D. and Malissa (Redfoot) Schenkemeyer.
He operated a private law practice and was a Jefferson County public defender.
Mr. Schenkemeyer was a member of the Lutheran Church.
He was also a member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 301, the Rotary Club, the Jefferson County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Schenkemeyer graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1966.
He was also a graduate of Mercersburg Academy. He earned his bachelor's degree from Dennison College and graduated from the Cumberland School of Law.
He is survived by his life partner, Joanne Garrett.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor Maureen Seifried officiating.
Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.