Irving R. Schonhaut

Published on November 17, 2021 Visit Funeral Home Website

Irving R. Schonhaut, 93, Ephrata Manor, formerly of Lititz, and New Jersey, passed away on Monday, November 15.

Irving was born on July 7, 1928 to the late Albert and Gertrude (Grossfield) Schonhaut. He was married on April 16, 1966 to the late Estella (Amidon) Schonhaut.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Schonhaut, Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and a sister, Eilene Campanile, Oakland, New Jersey.

Irving graduated from Fair Lawn High School and later attended the Art Students League in New York City. He worked as quality control of lenses at Optimum Optics, was employed in the display department of Stern’s-Quackenbush, Paterson, New Jersey, and he retired from The Shopping News after working there in the circulation department for over 20 years. With no remaining family in the area, The Shopping News employees became his family. HHe served in the Army and was stationed in Germany towards the end of World War II, and he also spent some time in Korea.

Visitation will be held at Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home, 127 South Broad Street, Lititz, on Thursday, November 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Friday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m.