Gregory Schiele, Sr., beloved husband of Sharon L. (Thornton) Schiele of Phoenixville, PA passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 27, 1947 in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late George I. and Dorothy (Hildebrand) Schiele.
He attended Spring Ford High School and honorably served in the U.S. Army.
Greg was a successful and skilled electrician and plumber who worked tirelessly to build his own thriving business, Schiele-Thornton and Son, Inc. established in 1972.
He was an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, a life member at Liberty Fire Company in Spring City and a former active member of Kimberton Lions Club.
In his younger years he worked as a caddy at the General Washington Golf Club where he learned and mastered the game of golf, so much so that he almost became a golf pro.
In his spare time, Greg enjoyed traveling and looked forward to the many cruises he took with his brother-in-law George and family. He liked his times at the beach to relax but what he looked forward to the most was attending his grandsons' sporting events.
Greg took pleasure with being an active volunteer in the following local sports programs: PMYC Football, PECO Field, Babe Ruth and Phoenixville High School Baseball.
In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by 2 children:
Gregory Schiele, Jr., Jodi Chriepto
Sherry wife of Keith Farnum
3 Grandsons, Cameron Schiele, Reece Farnum, and Brock Farnum
Brother, George W. Schiele and his wife Shirley
Mother-in-law, Lenora Thornton.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dora Mary Schiele
He will be greatly missed by many loving family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service at Devlin Rosmos Kepp and Gatcha Funeral Home, 517 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:00 am.
Friends may attend the visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
At the request of the family, burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to National Organization for Rare Disorders, Attn: 5930 P.O. Box 4110, Woburn, MA 01888 or www.raredisorders.com or to the Esophageal Cancer Research Fund at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center online at http://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?program=MC&fund=84038 or by mailing a check made payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" to Penn Medicine Development, Attn. Christina Hyde 3355 Market Street, Ste. 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please note "Memory of Gregory Schiele" in the memo of your check.