Robert A. Scharr
1922 ∼ 2019
Born in Brooklyn, NY on July 30, 1922 Bob was raised in Westwood, NJ. At an early age he was called to Boston for further education which would lead into his entering the Navy and ultimately overseas to the UK.
He met his wife, Lucille in early 1942 at Lindy's Nightclub in Boston where Lucy was the drummer in an all-girl band. They might not have gotten together at all if it weren't for the other musicians in the band who said, "He's not like the others. He's nice."
Bob ended up serving on an ocean-going tug at D-Day on June 6, 1944 where he was the clerk and night lookout from the crow's nest spotting German U-boats. Upon returning from war, he married in November of 1945 after 2 1/2 years of separation.
Their only son, George was born in October of 1953 while Bob worked as a salesman for the Norfolk Southern railroad and Lucille continued to play in an all-girl band at night. They moved to Falmouth in May of 2000 to be near George and his young family. Lucille passed away just two months shy of her 100th birthday in August of 2017 after 72 years of marriage.
He leaves behind, George and his wife Suzan, their three children Kate and husband Johnathan Kerr, Caroline and husband Christopher Buccino and grandson Nicholas. He is also survived by Madelyn Kerr his two-year old great grand daughter.
A Facebook post:
My father was called home on Tuesday night and now he is with Mom. Dad was a "gentleman's gentleman." He turned 97 just one week earlier. He passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones and a very caring staff at Royal Megansett Tuesday night. Fini!