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Ralph Scheufler


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Ralph Scheufler Obituary
1918 - 2015 CHARLTON, MA Mr. Ralph G. Scheufler, 96, passed away on April 28, 2015 at Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, MA where he had most recently resided. Born in Pittsfield on December 18, 1918 the son of Christian and Lillian McKim Scheufler, he was a 1936 graduate of Pittsfield High School and a graduate of Berkshire Business School. Mr. Scheufler was employed at Pittsfield National Bank for several years and then at Berkshire Woolen Company for 20 years. He resigned his positions of Secretary and Accountant Treasurer in 1941 and purchased the Henry Traver Insurance Agency Inc. At this time he started Scheufler Realty in conjunction with his wife, Ruth Scheufler. Following his retirement, the Scheufler's took residence in Fort Lauderdale, FL and later in Vero Beach, FL. Mr. Scheufler was active in community affairs and served as Treasurer of Berkshire Council Boy Scouts of America, President of Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield, President of Berkshire County Board of Realtors, Treasurer and Director of Pittsfield Association of Independent Insurance Agents, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of AAA of Berkshire County. Mr. Scheufler was a member of Crescent Pittsfield Lodge of Masons, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Malha Temple of Shrine. He was also a lifetime member of Wahconah Country Club in Dalton, MA. He was for many years a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pittsfield and served as Chairman of many of its committees. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ruth Woods, whom he married on June 15, 1940; she died on March 8, 2011. He is survived by a son, James A. Scheufler of Newton, MA; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Joan Campbell of Pittsfield who died on September 24, 1998. FUNERAL NOTICE: Private graveside services for Mr. Ralph G. Scheufler were held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Pittsfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shriners Hospital in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, in his memory. Please visit : www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 19, 2015
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