SEBRING, Ohio – Harold “Sonny” William Schrickel, Jr., 73, of Sebring passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Alliance Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Harold was born in Savannah, Georgia on June 28, 1943, the son of Harold W. Schrickel, Sr. and Sue (Lenko) Case.
Harold was a 1961 graduate of Hopedale High School.
He worked as a boiler operator at PTC Alliance for 35 years, retiring in 2003.
He was a member of Sebring United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee and usher.
He was a member of the Knox Sportsman Club, enjoyed gardening, shooting, a civil war enthusiast and old cars, but most important to him, was spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Bette “BJ” (Morrow) Schrickel; his mother, Sue (Harold) Case of Hopedale, Ohio; two sons, Michael J. (Jolynn) Schrickel of Malvern and Shawn Patrick Schrickel of Lisbon; two grandchildren, Sara Henson and Kayla Henson; a great-grandchild, Roslynn Beall and his best four-legged friend, Fritz.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 12:00 Noon at the Sebring United Methodist Church with Pastors Elaine Weaver and Vernon Palo officiating.
Friends may call at the church on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the hour prior to the service, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.
Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in Sonny’s honor to Sebring United Methodist Church, 126 West Indiana Ave. Sebring, Ohio 44672 or Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary 1859 Depot Rd. Salem, Ohio 44460.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio, (330)938-2526.
A television tribute will air November 8 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.