George Schreckengost, Class of 1950

Posted May 29, 2020

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George Schreckengost ’50 died May 8, 2020. George was born in East Palestine, Ohio, on April 11, 1928, to the late George A. and Genevieve (Faulkner) Schreckengost.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein College in 1950, Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in 1955, and his Doctor of Ministry from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1984. He also completed several studies throughout his career in ministry through Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, the Urban Training Center for Christian Mission, Case-Western Reserve’s Cleveland College, and the Urban Training Mission in Chicago.
Rev. Schreckengost’s ministry began in 1945. At the age of 17 he received his Quarterly Conference License at Emmanuel United Brethren Church in East Palestine, Ohio, Probationer’s License in 1948, and was ordained as an Elder in 1955.
After his retirement, he worked as a Financial Stewardship Consultant for LeWay Resources, Inc., and also did genealogy work for First Families of Western Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife Virginia “Jinny” (Bartlett) Schreckengost ’51; five children: Elaine Weaver’71, Ruth (Frank) Novak ’73, Lois (Jim) Miller, John (John Kelly) Schreckengost, and Jim (Cathie) Schreckengost. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren with 2 more due this summer, a brother Lee (Barbara) Schreckengost, many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Fred.