Saul Scherer

Saul Scherer

Saul “Sol” Scherer, 93, of Delray Beach, Fla., died Oct. 5, 2010. Born in Manhattan, he was a longtime resident of Staten Island before moving to Delray Beach after his retirement in 1986.

Mr. Scherer worked as a welder in the Baltimore Shipyards, then enlisted with the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he served until his honorable discharge in 1944. Later, he owned gas stations in Lynbrook, Long Island, and Coney Island and operated CS Fuel, an oil business in Brooklyn.

An avid sailor, he volunteered with the U.S. Coast Guard and captained his own boat, the Con-Sol, out of Sheepshead Bay.

A passionate golfer, photographer, and a bowler of 74 years, he was still active in a bowling league until his final days.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, with whom he would have celebrated his 70th anniversary on Dec. 22; two daughters, Harriet Shafran of Scotch Plains and Ericka Pritchard of Plainfield; three sons, Steven of Deerfield, Fla., Len of Windham, NH, and Stuart of New Hyde Park, NY; three sisters, Francis Behrman, Helen Albert, and Sylvia Morgan; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Oct. 10 with arrangements by Parkside Memorial, Brooklyn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, West Palm Beach, Fla.

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