Robert J. Scheer

Robert Jacob Scheer, 72 passed away Monday, May 15, 2023 in Orlando, Florida after an extended illness. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 15, 1950 to Jacob and Mary Scheer. He grew up in Westland, Michigan, graduating from Franklin High School and Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor Science Degree in Architecture.

Rob’s professional career as a licensed optician spanned nearly 50 years in Michigan and Florida. He was a master teacher and mentor of his craft.

Rob was a Hawaiian shirt wearing, fun-loving jokester, who brought a lot of laughter, whether goading kids to try something mom and dad might not approve of or playing pranks. Always kind and complementary, he was approachable, enthusiastic, inquisitive and had a way of making everyone feel welcome. He was a “techie” and knew the location of every Radio Shack. Rob was a computerphile, always trying new technology. He was an avid action and sci-fi movie and TV buff, who rated all movies by the amount of action and the ending. Rob was a high school wrestler and that carried over into being a professional wrestling fan. He was known for his love of playing darts, including league play and teaming with his brother in competitions. Music was an important part of his life. Rob was a trumpet player and played the organ. His famous trumpet was passed down to two generations of family members.

Rob was predeceased by his parents, an infant sister and brothers-in-law. Rob is survived by his loving, supportive wife of 43 years, Lois (Roberts) Scheer; brother Larry (Annette) Scheer of Northville, Michigan; sisters-in-law, Irene (Jim) Peck of Merrill, Michigan and Jane Corless of Middleburg, Florida. He was a loving “Funcle” to six nieces and nephews. Rob is also survived by numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews.

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