August 22, 1922 — March 3, 2019 FORT ANN — Robert “Bob” Scherer, 96, a resident of Fort Ann, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1922 in Syracuse, and was the son of the late Christian and Emma (Emmerich) Scherer.
Bob was a veteran of the United States Army with the rank of Sergeant, serving his country during WWII.
He was one of thirteen siblings of an immigrant family of the Black Forest region of Germany. In his teens, Bob was a star athlete at Glens Falls High School, excelling at football and track and field. Following his discharge from the military, he worked in the restaurant business for several years at The Rockland Hotel in Glens Falls, later establishing a bar/restaurant of his own on Sunnyside Road. Bob transformed his business into the Par 3 Sunnyside Golf Course, designing the 9-hole course which still stands today. He enjoyed watching and playing golf throughout his life. He and his wife, Irene (Harto) Scherer ran the family business, raised their two children, Bobby and Cindy, and also began buying and selling antiques. They started Log Cabin Antiques on Sunnyside, which was one of the first antique stores in the area, which later expanded to Scherer’s Antiques – the largest single dealer antique shop in the upstate region, located on Rt. 149 in Lake George.
Bob and his wife were early patrons of local auction houses and purchased a vast collection of antiques, art, collectibles and furniture. Bob himself became an established folk artist and craftsman and diligently worked into his 90s keeping “the shop” open seven days a week. He was well known and respected in the local antiques community. Bob’s love for the art/antiques was only surpassed by the love for his family, including his beloved pet dogs, who he cherished and pampered. He will be sorely missed by his most recent companions, Jasmine and Jada, as well as many people who knew and loved him.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Irene (Harto) Scherer; his son, Robert “Bobby” Scherer and daughter-in-law, Gloria (Doran) Scherer.
Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Scherer of Fort Ann; his grandson, Robert Scherer of Queensbury; his granddaughter-in-law, Kelly Talback of Queensbury; and two great-grandsons, Malcolm Scherer and Bodhi Scherer, both of Queensbury.
Funeral services and burial with full military honors will take place in the spring. There are no calling hours scheduled.
For those who wish, a special remembrance may be made to the family by visiting www.sbfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury.