Scherer, William F. Jr. BALLSTON LAKE William F. Scherer Jr. of Ballston Lake passed away unexpectedly at home on December 25, 2020. A son of the late William and Anne (Fitzpatrick) Scherer, Bill was born in Schenectady during 1939. Educated at Christian Brothers Academy and Siena College, Bill served four years in the U.S. Air Force. Following service, Bill embarked on a career in business, first serving with Albany Savings Bank and ultimately concluding his career as a vice president at electron microscopy supplier Ernest F. Fullam, Inc. of Albany. Married to Barbara C. Ryan of Troy, they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. Bill is survived by his wife Barbara; daughters, Lisa (Robert) of Clifton Park, Karen (Brian) Kremer of Latham, and Susan (Eric) of Clifton Park; and grandchildren, Ryan, Rhys and Evan Williams, Ethan and Caroline Kremer, and Eric, Craig and Kelly Westervelt. He is also survived by a sister, Joyce Quigley of Wallingford, Conn.; and predeceased by a brother Robert. A proud father and grandfather, Bill valued his family the most. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren's athletic endeavors, spending time with his family, bowling, golfing and complaining about his beloved N.Y. Giants. Bill was also active with Corpus Christi Church in Ushers for over 45 years, serving in the ministries of finance, ushering and the welcome table. A funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Corpus Christi Church in Ushers where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Friends may call at Corpus Christi Church from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Interment with full military honors will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, facial coverings and social distancing will be strictly adhered. The Mass of Christian Burial will be live-streamed at corpuschristichurch.net
. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wildwood Programs or Autism Speaks, Inc. Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, Clifton Park.
Published by Albany Times Union on Dec. 27, 2020.