Bruce Scherer

Obituary of Bruce Curwood Scherer

Bruce Scherer died unexpectedly and peacefully in Sarasota, Florida on September 18, 2020 at the age of 93. He was born on April 4, 1927 in Irvington, NJ to John and May Ethel Scherer.

He served in the army for two years starting in 1952. He was stationed in Germany where he met his future wife. He married Marianne Trumet in 1955 and together they had a daughter, Carol and 48 happy years of marriage in Freehold, NJ, Towaco, NJ and Sarasota, FL. He worked for IBM and retired in 1987. Bruce was predeceased by his wife, Marianne, in 2002, his brother Robert Scherer, and sister Eleanor Schubel Preve, in 2014.

In 2004, Bruce met Herta Weiss, and she was by his side until his death.

Bruce is survived by his daughter Carol Murphy (Maurice Murphy) of Cypress, TX.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery located at 9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241 on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bruce’s life. Arrangements entrusted to Jennings Funeral Home, Sarasota, FL.

Memorial donations can be made in Bruce’s name to The Skaters Fund, 3006 Allegro Park Lane SW Rochester, MN 55902 or at



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Celebration of Life

1:30 pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 SR 72
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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