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Roger A. Scholl


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Roger A. Scholl Obituary
Roger A. Scholl FOUNTAIN HILLS, ARIZ.-Roger A. Scholl, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, after a lengthy battle with renal failure. He was born on June 17, 1930 in Bristol Conn.; to Helen and Albert Scholl. His mother later remarried and he became the stepson of Eddie Wittstein. He was the beloved husband of Connie Scholl. Cherished father of Roger R. (Janet) Scholl, Edward Scholl, Tracy (Randal) Kyle-Hitchens, and Kristen (Pete) Ruiz. He was much loved by his stepchildren, Anthony (Sheila) Naghsh, Mark (Minh) Naghsh, Metra (Ralph) Appa, and Alexandra (John) Browning. This blended family, produced 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brothers, Morton and Leonard, and cousins: Ray, Alfred Bussett, Jr., and Joan Brooks, predeceased him. During the Korean War, Roger served in the Navy aboard the USS San Pablo He was an oceanographer. Many times the sea in the Arctic would send 100 foot waves over the ship. He said it made him a little nervous. Although he was a great sailor. After his discharge from the Navy, he studied watch making and became a registered jeweler and a gemologist. Working as Manager for Schneider’s Jewelers in Kingston, N.Y., before moving to Boston, Mass. There, Roger worked for Shreve, Crump and Low, a Jewelry store. He was the first to sell over a million dollars in jewelry in the history of the company. They called him “The Million Dollar Man”. He worked there until he retired in 1995. Roger had a personality that filled the room. His jokes were nonstop. At work he would tell jokes all day on the phone. He leaves a legacy of “Roger” stories. Traveling with him was always an adventure, friends met, stayed friends for years. He will be sorely missed. There will never be the likes of him again. He was loved by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. But a random act of kindness would be appreciated even more. Remember to hug one another Roger loved hugs the most.
Published in the Daily Freeman on May 20, 2018
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