b'Rem embering.REMEMBERING JIM SCHENCK,incorporated the school, and each put aJames is survived by his children James guarantee of $2K to buy a membershipSimpson Schenck, IV (wife Anna FOUNDER certificate to make sure the school hadPittman Schenck), Thomas Alexander a cash infusion. They also each put upSchenck 76, Mary Schenck Dator 82, collateral for the school, and Jim often(husband Robert Kenneth Dator) and said it far exceeded his net worth at thatStephen Ramseur Schenck 85, (wife time.This was how committed they wereAmy Jaye Schenck) eight grand-children to the GDS mission. Jim maintained aand two great grand-children. life-long relationship with the founders and theschool. Jim never wavered in hisREMEMBERING BILL KNOXlove for GDS, and considered it one of the greatest accomplishments of his life.Jim was a mentor and friend to many.Exemplifying the ability to make anyone in his presence feel welcome and included from his first powerful handshake (a trait he always appreciated from those he met). Jim will be remembered as a wildly funny, highly social, loving and supportive father and grandfather. Jim was not afraid to change a diaper and babysit, and was eager and happy to help whenever he could. Jim particularly enjoyed the time he had after retirement with grandchildren, and never met a baby M r. James (Jim) Simpson Schenck, III(or anyone for that matter!) he didnt love. died in Greensboro, NC on August 1,Jim was also a talented illustrator and 2020, at the age of 87.painter.Jim was a founder of Greensboro DayAlongside his beloved wife Anita, School, and served the school activelythe Schencks left additional impacts for many years. He served on the Boardthroughout Greensboro, including of Trustees from 1974-1984.Jim wasestablishing St. Francis Episcopal Church,W illiam Bill Knox died on June instrumental in the founding of the school.restoring the Blandwood historical15, 2020. A devoted friend and In 1969, Mr. Charles McLendon, Jimsite, and bridging communities city- supporter of GDS, Bill served on the and a small group of local leaders set outwide through numerous programs andBoard of Trustees from 1980-83 and to start a diverse, independent day schoolopportunities. Jim attended Greensbororemained involved with the school until with a college prep mission. GreensboroHigh School and UNC Chapel Hill.his passing. was losing many kids to boarding schoolAfter college, he served in the US Navy and they felt the time was right to haveBill was born in Brooklyn, New York. He a local, independent school that wouldas a gunnery captain on the USS Strong.went to Poly Prep and Colgate University. offer a diverse, non-sectarian college prepHe eventually started his own company,After graduating from Colgate, Bill began education to Greensboro students andLyon, Schenck and Steck, (later Pembrokehis career in sales with the Brooklyn families. Jim and others found the property, Textiles) with partners. Ladder Company. In 1960, he married GDS Magazine | 57'