David Mark Scherer, age 67, of Kissimmee, FL, passed away on June 27, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was born on January 6, 1953 in New York, NY to Abraham and Joan Scherer.
Dave moved to Florida in 1977 where he was a chef for the Polynesian Hotel while also serving as a Lieutenant with the Deltona Fire Department. He relocated 2 years later to Kissimmee where he continued working as a volunteer fireman while beginning his career as a Certified Property Appraiser. He held multiple positions over the next 33 years including co-owning his business; A+ Appraisal, and where he eventually retired as a Senior Commercial Appraiser for Osceola County Property Appraiser in Kissimmee FL.
His passion for serving the public began in New York as a volunteer fireman at Massapequa Park House Engine Company #5 where he was a life member of the Fireman’s Benevolent Association of Massapequa. After he moved to Florida he continued to be involved in the local community as a member of; Leadership Osceola, Osceola County Republican Executive Committee, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity, Florida Home Builders Association, Chairman of the Osceola County Fire Rescue Commission, Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, St. Cloud/Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Osceola County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Kissimmee Rotary Club, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks and Council on Aging where for 20+ years he selflessly devoted his passion for cooking by preparing holiday meals for the community. Dave was also part of the political arena for 16 years and enjoyed the many friends he made along the way. Dave will be remembered for his love of his community, great sense of humor, kind heart, and dedication to his family.
Dave’s great pleasures included spending time with his family, attending sports events, and delighting family and friends with his culinary abilities. He was able to fulfill his ultimate passion of cruising by taking 57 cruises with his beautiful wife, Sandy, on multiple cruise lines throughout their married life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Kervin Scherer; Sister, Helene Susan Scherer (Alan Kurtz) of Philadelphia, PA; Stepsons, James Kervin (Desiree) of Alachua Co, FL, Brian Kervin of Kissimmee, FL; grandchildren, Tylor, Nick, Jackson, & Clay; sister-In-laws, Kathryn (Ed) Hall, Michele Pring, Tina (Jeff) Earley, Gina (Don) Bell; brother-in-law, Robert Izzo; also many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Abraham Scherer and Joan Fabian Scherer.
Dave was blessed to be given the “Gift-of-Life” by receiving a kidney 16 years ago and was able to give back the “Gift-of-Sight” as a Cornea Organ donor.
He Only Takes the Best
“God saw you getting tired and
a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
“Come to Me”
With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best”.
Due to the recent pandemic, a “Memorial Celebration of Life” for Dave M. Scherer will be announced at a later date, please check back for the date, time and location.
The family is being cared for by CONRAD AND THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES 511 Emmett St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 847-3188.
If you would like to honor his memory, please consider donating to: The National Kidney Foundation , American Heart Association, or PKD Foundation .