Frederick H. "Fred" Scherger, 83, a resident of Huttonsville, passed from this life early Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2012, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department. He had been in declining health.
Fred was born Monday, Oct. 1, 1928, at Clifton, N.J., a son of the late Fred Smith and Verna Vogel Scherger.
On Dec. 28, 1985, in New York, he was married to the former Jacqueline E. Hoernig Reddick.
Fred attended the schools of New Jersey, had served with the United States Army Airborne during the Korean War and had worked as a machinist for H.R. Precision. He enjoyed woodworking, watercolors and playing the mountain dulcimer, the dobro and the fiddle with the Seneca Trail Band. He has also participated in several classes at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins.
Surviving members of Fred's family are his wife and two sons, Frederick Scherger and wife, Huyen, of California, and Eric Scherger and wife, Sabrina, of New Jersey; two daughters, Elena Pugh and husband, Glenn, of New Jersey, and Rosanne Smith of Montana; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and one half sister, Vernie Mae Noecker and husband, Robert, of Pennsylvania.
Fred was preceded in death by a son, Mark Scherger, and a brother, Ernest Scherger.
Fred's request for cremation was honored.
Memorial contributions may be made in Fred's memory to the Randolph County Emergency Squad, Valley Unit, 2 11th St., Elkins, WV 26241 or to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, WV 26241. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Frederick H. "Fred" Scherger. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.