Anya J. Schenk

Apr 26 1995
Sep 5 2020
25 Years
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Anya J. Schenk, 25, of Bensalem, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020, of an overdose after a long battle with addiction. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Christine Caripides of Bensalem, PA and Eric A. Schenk (Robin) of Atglen, PA.

Anya grew up in Cochranville, PA and was a 2012 graduate of the Octorara High School, Atglen, PA. Anya was always very determined and once she set her mind to something, she would make it happen; like graduating high school in 3 years at just 17 years old. Anya has had a lifelong love for animals and an affinity for the elderly. Her greatest love was her children. Anya enjoyed all genres of music and was looking forward to seeing Alicia Keys in concert. Anya had a big heart, she loved her family; she was loved by so many friends. She will be missed every day.

Besides her parents, she also leaves behind two children; Jaxson T. Rhoads and Kaia C. Rhoads both of Bishopville, MD twin brother Adam Schenk of Woonsocket, RI, maternal grandmother Jacqueline Suny of Coatesville, paternal grandmother Phyllis Schenk of Parkesburg, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother Ethan Eric Schenk in 2017, her maternal grandfather Ted Caripides in 2007, and her paternal grandfather Richard Schenk in 2019.

The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11 AM at the Freedom Life Christian Center, 447 Noble Rd, Christiana, PA 17509 with visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 AM followed by interment at Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Defenders International (ADI):

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Sep 11 2020 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Freedom Life Christian Center


This is such sad,sad news. I met Anya and her twin Adam when they were about 7 and immediately fell in love with them. I remember sitting in her bedroom in Cochranville and having long chats about life when she was very young. She was filled with love, energy and possibilities. She had a good mind and was talented at whatever she tried.
I remember her saying that she wanted to be a "vegetarian" like her cousin Amy because she loved animals too! Although most vegetarians do love animals, she was talking about being a sweet!  What I remember most about that interaction was her obvious sincerity, sweetness and determination. 
Although in the end, drugs robbed her of more than she could bear, I choose to remember that very bright young girl who had nothing but hope and possibilities in her heart. I love you Anya. May you Rest In Peace.

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Oh, Anya,

My great niece was indeed a great spirit.  Running around when she was a two year old waiting on her brothers-she loved them so much. As a teenager she came and helped at my daycare one summer. And she planted some of my garden for me-there are still some snapdragons with her mark!  As a young  mother, she was so determined to get an education that she got just a few credits shy of her Associates Degree online before her life started to go south.  She deserved everything. She loved her sweet children and was such a good mom.  I am so very sad for all that she might have had and become-she just was not able. I hope that she can rest in peace now, our girl was so tired of the struggle.  Eternal love and peace for you, Anya.

Aunt Tina

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Anya, I'm gonna miss you for the rest of my life. You've always had a place in my heart and I'll remember your beautiful smile and face and your laugh. I'll never forget you my friend. I'll always love you. 

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My thoughts and prayers are with you, I was your neighbor for 7 years and my daughter went to school with her. Anya was a sweet girl 


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So sad to hear about the lost of a good friend. You will be missed.

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Very, very sorry to hear of your loss. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Anya running around the roller hockey rinks while her brothers were playing. God Bless. 
Bill, Maureen, and family  


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Sending virtual hugs and prayers to your family on your loss of your beautiful daughter Anya

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So sorry to hear about the loss of beautiful Anya.  I met Anya when she was very young at my sister's daycare.  So so sweet.  My heart aches for all  her family and friends that loved her.  Too many are lost to   Addiction.  Please God help us fight this battle and end all these losses of our loved ones. Prayers for all her family and friends who will miss her forever.  Again I am so sorry.  God be with you.

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