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Dennis Scharf

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Dennis Dean Scharf

November 6, 1944 - January 19, 2013

SALEM - Born to Wm Harry and Ella Mae Scharf.

Dennis lived in Salem all his life except for a short time when he lived in California.

Dennis was a survivor of the Oregon Museum Tavern Shooting May 7, 1981 which left him a quadriplegic.

After months in rehab he came back to Salem. His life changed forever from being independent and carefree, to a constant uphill climb. With the love and help from family and friends Dennis survived 31 ½ years.

Dennis had a passion for Drag racing, Sand racing, Boat drags, and old cars.

Dennis is proceeded in death by his parents and his great nephew, Dusty.

Dennis is survived by son, KC, daughter, Toni Scharf, stepdaughter, Sheri Floyd. Brothers, Harry (Karan), and Rodger (Sandy). Nieces, Kim, Shelly, Danielle, and Shawna. 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 8 great nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, January 25 at 2 pm at Virgil T. Golden, 605 Commercial St SE, Salem, Oregon.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 23, 2013