Thomas R. Sheckells

Thomas R. Sheckells

Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Death 12 Oct 2002 (aged 59)
Nageezi, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row G, Lot 37, Site 12a
Memorial ID 67767392 · View Source
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Married Anne Riley (Linkins) Sheckells in 1967.

Father of:
- Katherine
- Riley Thomas [1978-2008]

Thomas R. Sheckells, 59, a lawyer with the Environmental Protection Agency who directed environmental cleanup and response services in six Western states and in four states surrounding the nation's capital, died Oct. 12 of a heart attack. He was stricken while hiking with his wife, Anne, in Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico.

Mr. Sheckells, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Baltimore. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., where he was an all-American lacrosse attackman for three consecutive years, lacrosse team captain and recipient of the Richard Seth Memorial Award as the outstanding player against Navy.

Tom Sheckells had a distinguished career as a lacrosse player and official. He was a three-time All-American at Army, earning first-team honors in 1964 and 1965. For 30 years he served as commissioner of the Capital Area Lacrosse Officials Association, and through his work as president of the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, he helped develope the sport in the Washington area.

The Washington Post - October 16, 2002

On Saturday, October 12, 2002, while hiking with his beloved wife, Anne, in the Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, in Northwestern New Mexico.

Survived by his wife of 35 years, Anne Riley Linkins Sheckells, children, Kate and Riley Sheckells, all of Bethesda, MD and sister, Penny Pryor of Richmond, VA.

Memorial service will be held at St. Alban's Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the National Park Foundation (please specify donation to benefit Emergency Medical Services at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park) c/o Wilke Nelson, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.

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