Obituaries for Sept. 14, 2017

Frederick Oscar Scheer
Frederick Oscar Scheer of Atlanta, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Memorial services were Sunday, September 10, 2017 at The Temple in Atlanta GA 30309.
Fred was born in Eatonton in 1924. He attended school in Eatonton, then The University of Georgia, but left to join US Army and was called to active duty in Spring, 1943. Fred served in Europe and was captured and taken as a Prisoner of War in France, 1944. He escaped the German prison camps three times. In 2015, he received the French Legion of Honor for his service. The adventures of his time in Europe are contained within the pages of his book, A European Sojourn, 1943-1945. Released from active duty, he returned to Eatonton. He married Gerry Kessler in 1947, and they had been married 69 years until her death in January 2017. He ran a farming and poultry business, Scheer and Scheer, until 1953 when he moved his family to Atlanta. Fred went into the commercial real estate business and was ultimately the co-owner and President of Haas and Dodd Realty Company until his retirement. During his professional career, he was elected Realtor of the Year as well as President of the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Fred was a lifetime member of Kiwanis, beginning with the Eatonton Kiwanis Club, as president of the North DeKalb Kiwanis Club and finally the Peachtree Atlanta Kiwanis Club. He was an active, devoted Kiwanian for 70 years.
During retirement, Fred and Gerry enjoyed extensive travel and spending time with family and friends. After Fred’s book was published, he became a popular speaker to students, military veterans, seniors, and many others about his war experiences.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gerry Scheer; a sister, Gloria Rose Leder (Morrie), & son-in-law, Fred H Eason, of blessed memory.
Survivors include a brother, George M Scheer, Jr (Michele); a sister, Happy Scheer Shaw (Irving); three children, Roslyn Scheer (Larry Rosen), Roy Kessler Scheer (Carol), & Barbara Scheer-Eason; two grandchildren, Claire Scheer Galloway (George), Robert Kessler Scheer (Maria) and two great-grandchildren, Jackson Robert Galloway & Benjamin Crawford Galloway.
The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Regency Home Healthcare, Guardian Home Healthcare, & Weinstein Hospice but most of all to Silvaria “Sam” Miles, Fred’s companion and caregiver in his final months.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street  NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770)451-4999.
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