Glenn E. Scherff
Glenn E. Scherff, age 69 years, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Devoted son of the late Ewald and Korabelle (Winans) Scherff. Loving brother of Merrie Beth and the late Gail Ellen Scherff. His sister, Merrie Beth shares this tribute to her brother:
Resting in peace after serving so many years as a valiant soldier on the battlefield of the mind. Despite the adversity he faced on a daily basis, my brother, Glenn, remained (mostly) a cheerful, funny guy making the best of whatever came his way. I told him often how much I admired him for all his earthly and heavenly accomplishments!
I wouldn’t call Glenn a tree hugger but he knew the names, common and scientific, of virtually every tree we – Glenn, Gail, myself – encountered on our many hikes in the Cincinnati and Hamilton Co. parks!! The photo above is from a hike we all took together at Spring Grove Cemetery.
Glenn loved God and loved sharing Scripture which is what we did the last afternoon we spent together at Harmony Court where he was living. A wonderful home where the staff were kind, cheerful and everyone mattered.
Glenn called Pleasant Ridge Baptist his spiritual base camp for the past 10 years. I can’t say enough about the loving help and attention given to Glenn by this congregation and it’s pastor.
Finally, Glenn passed away yesterday, June 12, easily and peacefully around 5 pm. The news was shocking, but not surprising. I kept my plans with my girlfriends but when I got home and before I called it a night, I googled up hymnal.net and sang along with the piano, Love Lifted Me and The Old Rugged Cross. Long time NHCC-ers should recognize both these hymns as beloved by this treasured church family. I will close with Psalm 16:11, the last Psalm I read with Glenn.
“You make known to me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more.”
There will be no public visitation. Graveside services will be held at Arlington Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:00 AM. Family and friends are invited to assemble at the family gathering space at Arlington by 10:45 AM.
Neidhard Young will be assisting the Scherff Family