Ray graduated from Shelby High School and Kent State University spending his career as a high school teacher, principal of Townsend Jr. High and Western Reserve High Schools and retired as a School Finance, Area Transportation Coordinator with the State Board of Education.
Ray belonged to the Norwalk Kiwanis, was a U.S. Army Veteran and an active member of his church, the New London United Methodist Church. He was a true sports fan following the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers. He loved being with his family, especially grandchildren and great grandchildren and eating ice cream, peanut butter and his wife’s cookies.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie (Fishburn) Scheerer; children, Jerry (Maggie) Scheerer of Corpus Christi, Texas, Lynn (Dave) Spanski of Vermilion, Mike (Kathy) Scheerer of Olmsted Falls, John (Marsha) Scheerer of Norwalk, Tim (Kathleen) Scheerer of Cleveland; grandchildren, Dustin (Sabrina), Mary, Caleb, Kent (Jenna), Kyle (Zia Sirabella), Kelsey, Sara, Matthew, Lauren and Austin Scheerer; great grandchildren, Sydney, Sofia, David and Grant Scheerer; sister, Marti (Bob) Andersen; brother, Jim (Carol) Scheerer; and brother-in-law, Rube Mohr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lois Baehr, Mary Bonecutter and Leola Mohr.
Special thanks to Ray and Bonnie’s many home healthcare aides, neighbors and friends who have helped Ray through many years of his declining health.
A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the New London United Methodist Church, 58 East Main St., New London.
Memorials may be made to the Huron County Retired Teachers Association (HCRTA) Scholarship Fund, c/o Ruby Greer, 512 Park St., Willard, OH 44890; the New London United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, 58 E. Main St., New London, OH 44851 or Stein Hospice, 150 Milan Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.