Published: May 31, 2013
Dr. Robert “Bob” Earl Schellenberger, 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 27, 2013. He will be remembered as a gentle, loving, caring intellectual.
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 1 pm in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
Dr. Schellenberger, a native of Rock County, Wisconsin, had made his home in Greenville since 1981. He was employed with East Carolina University School of Business serving as a professor of corporate strategy in the Decision Sciences department as well as the Chair of the Department from 1989-2004. He also served as a professor for the University of Maryland, Southern Illinois University, Wake Forest University, and Temple University. He authored 10 books, 1 monograph, and numerous articles.
He was a member of Peace Presbyterian Church and the Golden K Kiwanis Club. But he was most proud of his work with children as an Assistant Scout Master, Director of Youth Programs for Military Base in Germany, Sunday School Teacher, Co-Chair of Human Justice Task Force, Pitt Boys and Girls Club, a Tutor (via Kiwanis), and a Mentor (via Kiwanis).
He is survived by his: wife of 51 years, Linda Todd Schellenberger; sons, Brian Todd Schellenberger, of Tucson, AZ and Keith William Schellenberger and wife, Patricia, of Cary; and daughter, Heidi Louise S. Rayher and husband, Dylan, of Oakland, CA; grandchildren, Kevin Sheridan of Durham, Alan Sheridan of San Jose, CA, Laura Sheridan of Durham, Carrie Schellenberger of Cary, Robert Eric Schellenberger of Cary, and Phoenix Rayher of Oakland, CA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive,