Richard Carl Schukraft, 86, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Diakon Senior Living.
Born Friday, July 1, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Christian Schukraft and Elise (Seussler) Schukraft.
As a faculty member of the University of Maryland, Richard served 31 years in the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service. He was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Hagerstown Rotary Club and a University of Maryland Alumni, where he received a B.S degree in General Agriculture, a Masters degree in Extension Education and a Advanced Graduate Specialist Degree in Adult Education. He served in the United States Air Force. Richard enjoyed sporting events of all kinds, with special fondness for University of Maryland football and basketball (a season ticket holder for each). He also enjoyed numerous travel excursions to Germany, where he established and maintained strong bonds with family.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Martin and fiancé, Bob Donati of Frederick, MD; sons, Daniel Schukraft and wife, Nancy of Hagerstown, MD, and Stanley Schukraft and wife, Theresa of Boston, MA; brother, Edwin Schukraft and wife, Beverly of Sykesville, MD; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Esther Schukraft and daughter, Barbara Schukraft.
Richard will be laid to rest with his wife, privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD, 21740 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com
Your dad was a wonderful 4-H Extension Agent and was the true essence of the 4-H motto, "Learn by Doing." He made sure that all of us had high values and set reasonable, attainable goals for our lives. You have our sincere condolences. Nelson & Cindy (Stouffer) Reeder
Dear Linda, Bob, Brookie, Josh, Dan, Nancy and other family and friends who are grieving the loss of Dick Schukraft – Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. “Those who live no more, whom we loved, echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts. And what they did and who they were becomes a part of all we are, forever.”- Richard Fife With our deepest and heartfelt sympathy – Chris & Mike Clifford
Chris & Mike Clifford
We remember both Esther and Dick with great fondness. During our long friendship, we went with Dick and Esther on a lengthy trip to Germany, sharing timeshare accommodations. It was very enjoyable being with them as they visited Dick's family in Germany. They were a wonderful couple and we always enjoyed our visits. We will miss them but feel gratified that they are now together in spirit.
Mary and Jim Young
Sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. May your memories bring you peace.
Richard & Noreen Getts