Rodney T. Schabel
October 11, 1928 – October 22, 2020
Rodney T. Schabel of Plainview, NY passed away on October 22, 2020 at the young age of 92 from complications of a recent stroke.
Rodney, an avid ballooning enthusiast and private pilot, was a long time principal at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Plainview, NY, and Teacher / Class Advisor at Huntington High School for many years. He was active in his church and with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
He is pre-deceased by his wife Eleanor of 41 years and wife Gunhild of 17 years. Being the oldest child of Leroy and Eleanor of Connecticut, he is survived by his siblings Earl (Lynne) of Florida, and Margie (Jim) of Florida, his three loving children Glenn (Anita), Scott (Stephanie), and Joy (Edward) and seven grandchildren Eric, Katherine, Emily, Trinity, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Elias.
A private service of Christian Burial will take place graveside on Thursday, October 29th at St. Margaret's Cemetery in Plainview, NY with Rev. Eric O. Olsen officiating.
A Public Memorial Service will be scheduled at a future date.
In Honor of Rodney, Memorial donations can be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 99 Central Park Rd. Plainview, NY 11803 or made online by clicking the link below.
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Private Graveside Service
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Rodney T. Schabel
November 2, 2020
One of my greatest gifts from God is in knowing and sharing the friendship of the Schabel family.
October 27, 2020
Sincere condolences to you and your family.
October 26, 2020
Rod was a great teacher and friend. He made everyone feel good when they spoke to him.His faith and love was evident. Please accept my sincere sympathy. HARTE enjoyed his leadership and participation. God bless your family . Sincerely , Sue Hartman fellow teacher at Huntington HS
Kathy and Mike Birke
October 25, 2020
Scott and family,
Mike and I send our condolences on the passing of your father. It was always fun to hear the stories you shared of your father and family when we had get togethers and it is great to see he lived a well-fulfilled life with so much dedication to his extended community. We wish you and your family peace, and always pleasant memories.
Fondly, Kathy and Mike Birke (from our Hill Haven and Big Moose Lake days )
October 24, 2020
Loved having Rodney at balloon festivals! He was always smiling and ready to help everyone. Also ready with hugs! We'll miss him.