Thomas Scherer, EdD

Thomas F. Scherer, EdD

Monday, January 15th, 1934 - Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Thomas Scherer, EdD, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Thomas Scherer, EdD

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Peacefully and with the love of his family fully entered into God’s presence at age 85, on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Born on January 15, 1934 in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, he was raised on a farm as one of nine children. He emigrated to the United States in 1953 to attend Graceland College and Central Missouri State College. Following graduation, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he began his career as a guidance counselor. He married his wife, Bonnie Mortimer, on December 21, 1963. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Wyoming in 1969.

He was a devoted educator, advocate for those on the margins, and disciple of Jesus Christ. He served as an Elder, Seventy and Pastor in the Community of Christ. He lived most of his adult life in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he led adult literary efforts for Nebraska’s State Department of Education, was an active member of Kiwanis, and worked to promote peace and justice in his community. Most of all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, who lived the Gospel message.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie (Mortimer) Scherer; his children, Shelley (Steve Ross) Scherer; Jeff (Kate) Scherer and Mark Scherer; his brothers, Jacob Scherer and John Scherer; his grandchildren Jacob, Amanda, Lily and Bella; and many nieces and nephews.

On Saturday, November 9, friends welcome at Bethel Park Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Rd, Bethel Park at 9am until time of service at 11am at Community of Christ. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. On Saturday, November 16 at 2pm, friends invited to a service of remembrance at Lincoln (Nebraska) Community of Christ, 2045 S. 44th, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions sent to Outreach International ( Please view or add tributes at

Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Thomas F. Scherer, EdD, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Community of Christ, Bethel Park
    3472 South Park Road
    BETHEL PARK, PA 15102
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Community of Christ, Bethel Park
    3472 South Park Road
    BETHEL PARK, PA 15102
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    509 Washington Road
    PITTSBURGH, PA 15228
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


  • Christian Cross
  • Christian Symbol
  • Kiwanis International


Donations are being accepted for: OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Thomas here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Thomas
0 trees have been planted in memory of Thomas F. Scherer, EdD

Joel & Kathy Ross

Posted at 09:18am
Tom always had a positive, uplifting personality and conversation in daily life and towards everyone he met. He will be remembered warmly, and we will miss him greatly. - Joel & Kathy Ross

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Video Album

Share by: