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June 23, 1999 - April 15, 2023
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Tucker Schimelfenig passed away on Saturday morning after an unimaginable tragedy. Only 23 years young, he was a native of Clarks Summit and lived in Philadelphia.
At Hershey Medical Center on June 23, 1999, Tucker was born alongside his twin brother and inseparable lifelong best friend, Christian, to adoring parents, Gary and Nancy (O’Hora) Schimelfenig of Clarks Summit. A 2018 graduate of Abington Heights High School, Tucker was a vital part of the school’s only ever PIAA Class 5 state basketball championship. A natural athlete, he was also a member of the AHHS track and field team. His demeanor was relaxed and his heart was full of kindness. Simply said, Tucker was a genuinely good person and just being in his presence was enough to love him.
Tucker went on to study mechanical engineering at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in 2022 he became a mechanical engineer for McCloskey Mechanical Contractors Inc., where he was currently employed and eager to begin his career. The countless accomplishments he achieved and the many deep relationships he made with others in such a short period of time were certainly admirable.
Along with his lifetime love for basketball, Tucker loved all sports, both playing as an athlete and watching as a spectator. Never one to miss a good time with friends, above all else came his close-knit family. He adored his parents and brothers, Christian, Alex, Matthew and Ian.
Tucker and his twin brother, Christian, were blessed not only by the love of their own family but also that of their best friend, Michael Comerford, and his family. Inseparable since grade school at Our Lady of Peace, the three were hardly ever apart, so much so that they were affectionately known around Clarks Summit as “the triplets.”
Along with his parents, Tucker is survived by his three brothers, Alex Schimelfenig and wife, Lyndsey, of Scott Twp.; Matthew Schimelfenig and fiancée, Augusta, of Philadelphia; and Ian Schimelfenig and Caroline Passalino, of Chicago, Ill.; a nephew, Zayne Mark Schimelfenig; and a niece and goddaughter, Autumn Rose Schimelfenig; and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Tucker was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Shirly (McGeever) Schimelfenig and William and Rose (Lally) O’Hora.
On Monday, April 24, Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn will celebrate a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial for both Tucker and Christian at Our Lady of Snows Parish, 301 State St. in Clarks Summit. Burial will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery in West Scranton. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to church.
On Sunday, April 23, family and friends may pay their respects to both Tucker and Christian at the Church of St. Benedict, 1849 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, 18411, from 3 to 6 p.m. where celebrating their lives is a prerequisite.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian and Tucker Schimelfenig Memorial Foundation, c/o any branch of PNC Bank.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave a condolence.