George Steven John Scheer

Published 9:24 pm Friday, January 8, 2016

George Steven John Scheer, 66, born June 12, 1949, in Bogota, Colombia, died on Jan. 6, 2016.



He was an amazing, funny, adventurous, loving, silly, book-wormy, brilliant, generous, always-there-to-give-good-advice, frugal, handsome, unique, talking-to-dolphins, another level, soulful, philosophical, dancing champion of a man. George was the president of the Benedictine High School Class of 1967 and received his master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia. As a traveling salesman, he was always on the road when his children were younger, but somehow always managed to be there when they needed him. After his sales career ended, he went back to teaching and began his career with Richmond City Schools as a speech pathologist. He retired “gainfully and blissfully” a few years ago, began taking care of his granddaughter Flora and volunteering at local public schools. Most recently his public school volunteering took him to Hillpoint Elementary School, where he was a classroom academic volunteer in his wife, Mrs. Scheer’s, classroom. According to his LinkedIn profile, his activities and societies were “much too numerous to list.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Miklos A. Scheer and Stefanie A. Migdalewicz Scheer; and brother, Nikola I. Scheer, USMC. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rita Scheer; two children, Miklos E. Scheer and Alexandra Scheer-Payne (Bret); granddaughter, Flora; two sisters, Andrea Scheer-Rieder (Reinhard) and Dr. Cherie ScheerCook (Douglas); nephews and nieces, Beth Cully, Benjamin Rieder (Sabrina), Adrian Rieder (Suzanne), Julian Rieder, Nathalie Rieder, Marysia Kolbe Rieder, Adrianna ScheerCook, Gregory ScheerCook, and Stefan ScheerCook.

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Visitation will be held at Bliley’s Funeral Home, located at 8510 Staples Mill Road in Richmond, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., there will be a small informal service and open mic for good stories, thoughts and jokes.