MONROE SCHARFF (1923 - 2019)

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Service Information
Remick & Gendron Funeral Home
811 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH
03842
(603)-926-6500
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
11:30 AM
Riverwoods
Exeter, 5 Timber Lane
Exeter, NH
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Obituary

SCHARFF--Monroe Bernard, peacefully sailed from this earth on November 20, 2019. "Monty" was born on September 8, 1923, in Boston, MA, the son of Bernard Wertheimer Scharff and Minette Switzer Scharff. Monty was a proud veteran of the greatest generation and served in the 8th Army-Air Force in World War II and in the Korean War. A graduate of Bard College/Columbia University, Monty pioneered the field of financial public and investor relations with the establishment of Monroe B. Scharff & Co. in 1958. Monty loved sailing, skiing, cars, and most of all, people. He built his business and his personal life on integrity, a caring and generous attitude towards others, and an uncanny ability to relate with and ultimately charm those around him. Monty is survived by his wife, Edwina K. Scharff, whom he adored for over 70 years. He was a devoted and loving father to his two children, Peter B. Scharff and Stuart M. Scharff, who also survive him along with Peter's wife, Janet R. Scharff, Stuart's wife, Jodi B. Scharff, four grandchildren, Rachel, Christopher, Emily, and Jennifer, and two great- grandchildren, Annabel and Caleb. A celebration of Monty's life will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:30am at Riverwoods at Exeter, 5 Timber Lane, Exeter, NH. Monty's family will share some brief reflections followed by light refreshments. For more about Monty's life please visit the memorial pages of Remick and Gendron Funeral Home, Hampton, NH remickgendron.com/obituari es. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations to the Forman School in Litchfield, CT be made in Monty's honor. The Forman School, 12 Norfolk Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759, (860) 567-8712 formanschool.org. Fair winds and following seas Monty!

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 26, 2019
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