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On May 11, Victor Schenk of Baltimore at 85. He is survived by cousins Marjorie Schenk, Alvin Schenk and Wayne Barber. He was predeceased by parents Lillian and Morton Schenk. He loved to travel and had a carefully cultivated African artwork collection. He owned and ran Morton Schenk & Co., after inheriting the business from his father. Known as the “House of Buttons,” the company was a Baltimore institution. They provided dry cleaning and tailoring supplies in addition to buttons. Keeping many thousands of buttons sorted and organized was a perfect match for him, because he was fastidious and it was very important to him that things be done right. He will be remembered as a very private man who was charity minded and kind.

Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, or The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, or Beth El Congregation.


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