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Find A Grave - Saint Johns United Church of Christ Cemetery
Schenkel, Chris b. August 21, 1923 d. September 11, 2005 Sportscaster. A popular sportscaster on television and radio, he was well-known primarily for his work on ABC's "Wide World of Sports", and also for his announcing of televised Professional Bowlers Association events. Enjoying a six-decade sportscasting career, he was the first to cover golf's Masters Tournament on television, in 1956; the first to call a college football game coast to coast on ABC, in 1966; and the first to serve as a live sports anchor from the Olympics, in Mexico City in...[Read More] Cause of death: Emphysema Saint Johns United Church of Christ Cemetery, Bippus, Huntington County, Indiana, USA