Gerald Scheib


Loving father, grandfather, and husband, passed away peacefully at his home on November 30, 2012 after a well-fought battle with cancer, with his loving family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dedra True Scheib; his son, Gregory Paul Scheib, daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Hatrick Scheib, and granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Scheib; his son, Geoffrey Paul Scheib, daughter-in-law, Irma Belen Scheib, and grandsons, Elvin, Anthony,Johnny, and Gustavo;his son Adam True Scheib; and his long-time companion, Jolie Scheib (no relation); as well as many dear friends and colleagues.

Gerald was born in Los Angeles on December 26, 1937 and was a life-long "Angelino" who also had a deep passion for southern Oregon and the Southwest. He was a dedicated educator, first in the Los Angeles Unified School District and later with Los Angeles Mission College where he worked for over 36 years. During his long history as an educator he inspired many students and mentored many young artists and teachers. He held a number of positions at Mission College including Academic Senate President, Cluster Chair, Curriculum Faculty Chair, and Work Environment Committee Chair. Gerald was very active in the art education community and was a long-standing member and past President of the California Art Educators Association. He loved history and reminded his family that "what is past is prologue." For many years, and through the end of his life, he honored that history as a Civil War reenactor. Gerald was also a Navy man, who, as a boy, started in the Sea Scouts and later served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for over 30 years. Gerald Paul Scheib was a family man, a jeweler, an artificer, and an educator who taught us that it is better to create than destroy. He left the world a more beautiful place.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at the Padre Serra Parish Catholic Church, 5205 Upland Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, phone: (805) 482-.6417. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Professor Gerald Scheib Scholarship for the Visual Arts. For information on making a donation please contact Elizabeth Rubio at (818) 364-7600 ext. 7111, or [email protected]

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Dec. 23, 2012