Frank Joseph Schenker

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Frank Joseph Schenker

Birthplace: Flawil, Wil, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Death: November 01, 1981 (82)
Massapequa, Nassau County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anna Schenker
Father of Leon Frank Schenker; Private and Marguerite A. "Marge" Snider

Occupation: Tool and die man
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Frank Joseph Schenker

Grandfather of rock star Dee Snider. Daniel "Dee" Snider moved in with his grandfather as a young man and wrote about him in his memoir:

"I really liked my grandfather, and from time to time he would cook and we'd have dinner together. One night he opened up to me and changed my life forever. Grandpa was a tool-and-die man in his day, making specialty, precision mechanical pieces for machinery. He actually made parts used on the first lunar landing. Grandpa had worked extremely hard his whole life and provided well for his family, but he told me how he had allowed himself to be taken advantage of by his fellow workers, often doing their work without getting the credit, accolades, and advancement. Frank Schenker (my grandfather) was a great guy and a good worker, but he was a sucker and a pushover. His next words to me fell hard on a nineteen-year-old whose life lay ahead of him, like so many blank pages waiting to be written. 'Danny, don't be wishy-washy like I was,' my eightysomething-year-old grandfather warned. 'Don't let people walk all over you.' I understood what my grandfather was saying to me. Thank you for that advice, Grandpa. I never did."

Again per Snider:

"Never forget that EVERYONE'S families in the U.S. came from someplace else and had to struggle to build a life here. I think about what my Swiss and Ukrainian grandfathers went through when they first arrived, not speaking a word of English struggling to find jobs." < link >


  • page 38 of Shut Up and Give Me the Mic By Dee Snider (2012)
  • Social Security Death Index
    • FRANK SCHENKER, SSN #: 069-01-3057, Born: October 9, 1899; Died: November 1, 1981; Aged: 82 years; Last residence: NY, 11758 (Massapequa, Nassau County)
  • From Leon Frank Schenker, Raleigh Leon Frank Schenker, 92, passed away on Saturday May 13, 2017. He was born in Flawil, Switzerland to the late Frank Joseph Schenker and Anna Meader ...
  • Snider, Dee. Tweet of 12 April 2021 at 9:09 PM. Twitter. < link > Accessed 26 February 2022.
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Frank Joseph Schenker's Timeline

October 9, 1899
Flawil, Wil, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Flawil, Wil, St. Gallen, Switzerland
November 17, 1932
Weehawken, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States
November 1, 1981
Age 82
Massapequa, Nassau County, New York, United States