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Dr Lee F Schuchardt

June 30, 1923 ~ May 2, 2018 (age 94)

Dr. Lee F. Schuchardt, 94, of 3910 Wade Coble Drive, Burlington, passed away on May 2, 2018.

Born June 30, 1923 in Lansdowne, PA. He was the son of Leopold Frank Schuchardt and Alice Everding Schuchardt. He was an alumnus of Media High School. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. He received BA and MA degrees in Chemistry from Temple University and PhD degree in microbiology from Drexel University College of Medicine. He worked for the Merck Sharp & Dohme division of Merck & Co., Inc. for 45 years in Glenolden, PA, West Point, PA and Rahway, NJ. During his tenure with Merck he authored numerous technical papers and held several U.S. patents. He was listed in American Men of Science. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, American Association for Advancement of Science and American Society for Microbiology. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.

Upon retirement from Merck, he and his wife Grace moved to Carolina Trace in Sanford, NC. As a resident of Carolina Trace, he served as President of the Laurel Thicket Property Owners Association, Director of the Carolina Trace Association and the President of the Carolina Trace Men’s Golf Association.

Survivors include his three sons, Frank S. Schuchardt and his wife Marie of Hudsonville, MI, Jonathan L. Schuchardt and his wife Margaret of Rio Rancho, NM and Benjamin L. Schuchardt and his wife Wendy of Langhorne, PA; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Matthew, Timothy, Daniel, Keith, Brett and Shaner; and 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Grace Shaner Schuchardt and his brothers Henry and Richard of Media, PA.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Foley Chapel at Twin Lakes on May 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. by Dr. Ron Shive and Rev. Norman Whitney. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.

The family gratefully acknowledges the care provided by Faye Alexander, Lee’s Twin Lakes neighbors and golf buddies, Twin Lakes Community, and Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell.

Memorials may be made to Twin Lakes Community, 100 Wade Coble Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 or the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215.

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