Dr. Henry W. Schrickel, 70, of New Philadelphia, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2009, due to a lengthy illness from a hard fought battle with heart failure.

Born at Martins Ferry on July 5, 1938, Henry was the son of the late John Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Dorsch) Schrickel.

In 1956, Henry graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and then from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Ill., after six years with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic.

In college, Henry was a member of Chi Rho Sigma (Athletic Director and Sgt. Of Arms), a member of Lambda Phi Delta. Acceptance into Lambda Phi Delta is based upon demonstrating proficiency by examination in seven subjects: Anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, bacteriology, physical diagnosis, and public health and hygiene. Each examinee must have completed his sophomore year and must score a minimum grade of 70 in any subject and must have an overall average of 80. As the examination is similar to a basic science board examination, the examinations are scheduled so that students preparing for basic science boards may have the experience of the Lambda Phi Delta examination before his state board examination.

Henry received a scholarship in football as a quarterback from Chattanooga University in Tennessee and Miami University in Ohio. Also, he was invited to try out for Minor League Baseball as a pitcher. He was All-Ohio his senior year of high school in football and basketball. Henry turned down the scholarships to go to Chiropractic College. He attended National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Ill., and worked at the Burlington Railroad at night during college.

Henry was also a member of the Honorary Society and Junior NCA. He played one year of varsity basketball for National. He was a member of the Inter-Fraternity Council at National, a member of Lonestar Lodge No. 0175, where he was Past Master in 1969. Henry was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Cambridge, the Nugen Chapter No. 124 of Newcomerstown, Aladdin Shriners of Columbus, Oriental Chapter No. 106 of Newcomerstown, American Chiropractic Association, Ohio State Chiropractic Association, a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Peer Review Board from 1971 to 1974 and a life member of the Newcomerstown Elks.

For 35 years, Henry was self employed at Schrickel Chiropractic Clinic in Newcomerstown, Dennison and Zanesville. He was the team physician for Newcomerstown High Sports for 20 years.

Henry enjoyed fishing, playing cards, especially euchre; he was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was also a member of the Quinnebog Fishing Club in Canada.

On March 17, 1986, at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nev., Henry married Peggy A. (West) Schrickel, who survives of the home.

Also surviving are his children, Dr. Phillip (Catherine) Schrickel of Newcomerstown, Scott Schrickel of New Philadelphia and Joy'ce Schrickel of Uhrichsville; his former wife, Elizabeth Darlene Mitchell; two cousins, Ned (Dorothy) Schrickel and Barbara (Alan) Hamilton; five grandchildren, Dr. Brooke Schrickel of Columbus, Emily (Matt) Shurtz of Chicago, Ill., Jordan Schrickel of Newcomerstown, Wesley Schrickel of Wilmore, Ky., and Philip Schrickel USN, Newport News, Va.; one brother-in-law, James M. (Tina Vanfossen) West of Port Washington; one sister-in-law, Barbara (Gary) Nelson of Uhrichsville; and five nephews and nieces, Dr. Thad (Jodi) Schrickel of Wintersville, Dr. Aaron (Dr. Dory) Schrickel of Cincinnati, Susan Andrea (Schrickel Maxwell) White of Brilliant, Dore Danelle (Danee) Schrickel-Suggs of Columbus and Jennifer Jo (Kevin) Brandfass of Marysville.

In addition to his parents, one brother, Dr. Jack B. Schrickel, and one grandchild, Leslie Joyce Schrickel, preceded Henry in death.

Henry taught the children all he knew about the outdoors. Focusing on survival skills, the children learned edible plants, leaf identification and wildlife identification, teaching them to live off the land and appreciate nature. He also taught them how to navigate in the woods. Henry taught them to play basketball, football and baseball. He especially supported his son, Scott, in athletic training for high jump and high hurdles, which he competed at the state level while in high school.

Funeral services for Henry were July 9, 2009, at the Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home Inc. at Uhrichsville. Dr. Steve Bailey and Henry's grandson, Pastor Wesley Schrickel, officiated.

Masonic services also took place at the funeral home.

In keeping with Henry's wishes, cremation will take place and inurnment will be at Dover Burial Park at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. 3rd St., Dover, OH 44622; First United Methodist Church, 201 W. High Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663; and the Twin City Hospital Foundation, 819 N. 1st St., Dennison, OH.