SCHALLER, Scott Michael, 42, of Valrico, Fla., passed away September 13, 2009. Scott is survived by his loving wife, Kim; his 2 and a half year old son, Jacob; parents, Herbert and Bette; three brothers, Paul (Tami), Bob (Debbie) and Keith; and four nephews and one niece, Kurt, Kent, Kelly, Noah and Cole. Scott was born and raised in Temple Terrace, and graduated from King High School in 1985. He played college football at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and then finished his business degree at Florida State University and the University of South Florida. After returning to Temple Terrace, he met Kim, his beloved wife. They were married February 24, 2001, and moved to Valrico to settle down. His greatest accomplishment in his short life was his beautiful son, Jacob, who was born January 30, 2009. He was so proud to be Jake' s dad and dreamed of the day when he would coach him in sports. He was co-owner of the Rent King store, located in Bradenton, Fla., and was loved by everyone who worked with him. He was happy, vibrant and full of life. He gave great hugs and had a personality that won over the hearts of everyone who met him. He had many friends. The memory of Scott will live on forever in the hearts of those who loved him. A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 19, at Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, 5030 E. Busch Blvd., Temple Terrace, Fla. The family is setting up an educational trust fund to benefit Scott' s son, Jacob. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions to Jacob Schaller' s trust be given to a Schaller family member or mailed to Paul Schaller, Trustee, 4440 Adamo Drive, suite 401, Tampa FL 33605.
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Published in TBO.com on Sept. 17, 2009