David Shcolnik


On Dec. 19, 2020, David Shcolnik, loving husband and father of four, passed away at age 88.

Dave grew up in South Bend, Indiana, with his parents, Harry and Esther Shcolnik, and his five younger brothers and sisters: Marleen Hunt (Doug), Bob Shcolnik (Linda), Linda Ratcliffe (Bob), Mike Shcolnik (Noreen) and Janet Rees (Tom). He was a star football and baseball player in high school and attended Indiana University and Notre Dame. He met Bonnie, the love of his life and wife of 68 years, in South Bend. They moved to Arizona in the '60s, raised four children, and enjoyed the AZ life.

He loved spending time with family, had a passion for photography, loved his pugs, and was an avid reader. Dave was an early adopter of technology who could figure out any computer challenge and always had the most current technology. He was also known for his grilling skills, most famous for his stuffed cheeseburgers, a tradition that will carry on. He was kind, loving and full of knowledge; he would help anyone who asked.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Esther, and his sister, Marleen.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; four children, Marilynn, Richard (Caren), Steve (Angela) and Barb (Jaime); brothers and sisters Bob, Linda, Mike (Noreen) and Janet (Tom); six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren (with one more on the way); several cousins, nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to AZ pug rescue @ aparn.org.

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