Robert "Bob" Scherer, 81, of Torbert Lane, Jersey Shore and Venice, Fla., passed away Aug. 3, 2012, at Sunset Lake Health Center in Venice.
Bob, the son of the late Edward Underwood and Helen Crist Scherer, was born in Jersey Shore in 1931. Bob was also predeceased by a brother, Edward Ned Scherer. Bob graduated from Jersey Shore High School, a "49er," and Haverford College in 1953. He also achieved his Master and Doctorate Degrees at Penn State University.
Bob joined the Army Corps of Engineers 1953-1959. While in the service stationed in Fort Belvoir, Va., he met his beloved wife, Dolores Edna Johnson. They were married Sept. 26, 1955, for 57 years.
During Bob's military duty he graduated from Officers Candidate School in 1954. He was promoted from Second to First Lieutenant of 609th Engineer Company Ft. Belvoir VA in 1954. Bob also was on assignment in Germany with the 168th Engineer Company in 1957 thru 1958.
After the Army, Bob returned to the Jersey Shore area and started a teaching career. He was a teacher at Jersey Shore High School, also an assistant football coach. After graduate school, Bob became a biology professor at Lock Haven State University from 1965-1998, where, after 38 years, he retired. He also was a consultant biologist for various companies. Teaching gave him joy and satisfaction in life.
Bob and Dee have four children, Craig (Sandra) Scherer of Montgomery, Texas, Kevin Scherer of Jersey Shore, Pa., Kirsten (Paxton) Whipple of Ontario, Canada, and Katie (Derek), Shockro of Lewes, Del.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, whom he loved spending time with. Other things he loved: the Pine Creek Valley, fishing, cross country skiing and the rail trail. He also enjoyed tennis, bridge, poker and the YMCA.
His positive outlook and love of life will be missed by family and friends.
A visitation with family and friends will be provided at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, 11:30 a.m. Friday morning. A short service by Charles Winkleman will follow. Casual attire.
Family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the Jersey Shore YMCA.
Submitted by family.