Richard L. Scharf, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Richard was born on August 22, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late William Joseph Scharf and Leona Ida (Kannapel) Scharf.
Richard proudly served his country in the Air Force National Guard. On March 8, 1975, Richard married Margaret “Peggy” McMeel in St. Louis, MO. He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, both in Granite City, IL. He had retired from St. Louis Ship as a draftsman after many years of dedicated service. Richard was a loving caregiver for his son, Richard for thirty-one years. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family, whom he adored. Richard will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia and Ellen; and by three brothers, Joe, Bill and Bob.
Richard is survived by his devoted wife of forty-two years, Peggy Scharf of Granite City, IL; loving children, Richard Joseph Scharf of Granite City, IL and Cynthia Ruth (Michael H.) Horn of Ellisville, MO; dear sister, Delores; extended family and many friends.
Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Charles West officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Scharf Family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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