John (Jack) A. Scherer, Jr.
(May 19, 1945 – June 5, 2022)
“If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.”
– Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi’s powerful words were one of Jack’s favorite quotes and he certainly embodied its sentiment from his first to his last breath. After a brief but valiant fight with cancer, he certainly left Earth in first place.
Jack was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in the Midwest and suburban Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Dayton, where he also met the love of his life, Judy. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam.
Jack was, among many other things, a generous, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; a skilled entrepreneur who created and ran several successful marketing and sales companies; a voracious reader who loved to learn and share his knowledge; a talented craftsman who enjoyed painting and building; an avid sports fan who scheduled his Fall Saturdays around Notre Dame football. He was a protector, a provider and a man whose faith in Christ and in the power of prayer was his guiding compass.
Jack led by example and inspired those who were lucky enough to meet him. He radiated passion and positivity and enjoyed sharing this gift with others. It was not uncommon to finish a conversation with Jack feeling like you could accomplish more than you previously thought possible. He was deeply loved and will always be missed.
Jack is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy, as well as his children, Amy, Kurt (Anne), his grandchildren, Hailey, Catherine and Brian, his siblings Jim Scherer (Mary Ann Re), Mary Scherer (Jim Brous), Lane Scherer and his brother-in-law, Jon Loewer (Teresa) as well as eight nieces and nephews, and four great-nieces & nephews.
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A funeral mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wake Forest, NC on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11 am ET, followed by a reception at the Del Webb Traditions Clubhouse at 12:30 pm.
A second memorial service will be held at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Johns Creek, GA on June 25, 2022 at 10:30 am