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In Memory of

Harold Scheer

August 26, 1917 - June 1, 2013

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MAJOR HAROLD SCHEER, U.S.A.F. Ret.

Major Harold Scheer died on June 1, 2013 in Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Major Scheer served as a B-17 Navigator with the 359th Bomber Squadron of the famous 303 Bombardment Group (The Hells Angels) and was a decorated (Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal) WWII veteran. While on his 11th bombing mission over Germany, his aircraft was shot down on November, 1944 and he spent the next 7 months as a POW in Luft Stalag I in Bath, Germany, until the wars end, when his camp was...

MAJOR HAROLD SCHEER, U.S.A.F. Ret.

Major Harold Scheer died on June 1, 2013 in Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Major Scheer served as a B-17 Navigator with the 359th Bomber Squadron of the famous 303 Bombardment Group (The Hells Angels) and was a decorated (Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal) WWII veteran. While on his 11th bombing mission over Germany, his aircraft was shot down on November, 1944 and he spent the next 7 months as a POW in Luft Stalag I in Bath, Germany, until the wars end, when his camp was liberated by Russian soldiers.
Major Scheer continued his service to his country in the active Air Force Reserves until 1977 and also went on to have a very successful career as a builder, general contractor and real estate entrepreneur in New York City, Westchester County New York, New Jersey and Florida. He resided (until 1976) in Mt. Vernon, New York where with his wife Dorothy (who died in June 1992), raised their 3 sons Steven, Andrew and Dana. While living in New York, Mr. Scheer was active in many civic and religious organizations including Masons and Temple Emanuel. As President of Temple Emanuel he engineered the merger with The Jewish Center to form Emanuel Jewish Center of Mt. Vernon.
In 1976 Mr. Scheer retired to, Florida, where he continued his active religious and civic participation as a leader of Temple Shalom (Pompano Beach), President of the Palm Aire Civic Association, the Palm Aire Men's Golf Association, as well as an active leader of the City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) where he helped lead the drive to create the Carver Homes Development, and was also very active in Pompano Beach politics. He and his wife Alice resided in Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach until 2011.
Mr. Scheer is survived by his wife Alice, sons (and their respective spouses), Steven (Glenda), Andrew (Irene) and Dana (Pia), 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. Scheer was 95 years old. Burial is planned for Arlington National Cemetery.