Theodore Schenkle

SWEDEN — Theodore Schenkle, 91, of Hamden, Conn., died on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at his granddaughter’s home.

He was born in New Haven, Conn. on Jan. 18, 1920 the son of the late Author and Florence Russell Schenkle. He worked for Olin for 35 years, retiring in 1984. He was a devoted husband of 54 years to the late Charlotte Schenkle.

He is survived by a son, Theodore Schenkle, Jr. of West Haven, Conn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Carlino of Ansonia, Conn. and Charlotte Signor of East Haven, Conn.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Smith-Schenkle; three sisters, Dorothy Zielanski, Stephanie Kaczynski and Ruth C. Idarola; five brothers, Robert Schenkle, Jacob Duda, Warren Canfield, Charles Canfield and Joseph Depalma.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at the All Saints Cemetery in North Haven, Conn. Arrangements are under the direction of Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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