The fraternity recently learned that Frederick William
Schmehl, Alpha Upsilon (Drexel), passed to the Chapter Eternal earlier this
summer at the age of 76. Brother Schmehl distinguished himself through decades
of tireless and selfless work, at times advancing
and at other times simply protecting, the interests of Pi Kappa Phi
Fraternity at Drexel University. As a long-serving member of the Alpha
Upsilon House Corporation, which included extended tenures as treasurer and president,
Brother Schmehl, a certified public accountant, brought needed expertise to the
management of one of the fraternity’s oldest residences. At times, Brother
Schmehl was the lone volunteer holding the records of the corporation when no
others were willing or able. In recognition
of his lifelong interest in Alpha Upsilon, the House Corporation named him president
emeritus of the board of directors several years ago.
A longtime donor to the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation, he also impacted the national fraternity. Brother Schmehl was recognized by the 35th
Supreme Chapter in 1975 for his body of volunteer work. Later, in 2001,
Pi Kappa Phi would bestow upon him its
highest volunteer accolade — the Mr. Pi Kappa Phi award. Brother Schmehl was the second member of Alpha Upsilon
chapter to receive the honor, joining Brother John Deimler (Mr. Pi Kappa Phi
1975) in this special regard. Both men now reside in the Chapter Eternal.
The fraternity mourns with the extended members of the
Schmehl family and with his brothers of Alpha Upsilon Chapter.
CLICK HERE to view Brother Schmehl’s Mr. Pi Kappa Phi resolution
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