George Frederic Scherer Jr.

Published on January 4, 2022 Visit Funeral Home Website

George Frederic Scherer, Jr., 95, of Akron, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was born in Allentown, PA, to the late George F. Scherer, Sr., and Marie (Schumaker) Scherer.

George was a teacher for Cocalico School District before retiring. Prior to teaching, he was a Lutheran Minister. He volunteered at the Fulton Theatre as a stage manager for many years.

George was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, fishing and jogging. His love for the Appalachian Trail has been passed down to each generation of his family. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II. He also volunteered in the Peace Corps in Paraguay.

George is survived by six children: Martha, wife of Bruce Kilhefner of Oak Creek, CO; David, husband of Christine (McCormick) Scherer of Port Townsend, WA; Arlene King of Craig, CO; Jennifer, wife of Dennis Hollinger of Barnesville, PA; Michael Scherer of LaPort, PA; and Joyce Scherer, wife of Steve Klotz of York; PA; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a sister, Frances Henly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in the spring.

Memorial contributions in George’s memory may be made to the Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603 or Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at