Robert Vern Scharmann passed away on September 20, 2016 in Manteca, CA.
He was born in Nebraska to Robert R. and Verna Scharmann on February 6, 1936. His family moved to California in 1937. He graduated from Manteca High School in 1953 where he met the love of his life, Anna Mae. He was a firefighter for many years and proudly served the last nine years as fire chief.
He spent 40 years behind the plate umpiring baseball games and refereeing on the football field. He was inducted into the Manteca Sports Heroes Hall of Distinction in 2009 for his years of giving back to the game. He took great pleasure in traveling the country in his Bounder motorhome with his wife. He enjoyed countless outings with his Bounder Club and served for several terms as their President. He also served his community as a volunteer with the Manteca Seniors Assisting Fire Efforts (SAFE) for many years. He was a dedicated fan of the San Francisco Giants and was talking about them even in his final moments.
He will be remembered for the immense sense of pride he took in what he considered to be his greatest accomplishment—his family. He attended every sporting event he could as the proudest grandpa in the stands, going as far as driving 726 miles to cheer on his granddaughter as she played softball. He raised his five children and thirteen grandchildren with a strong work ethic, unbreakable devotion to the Giants, love for camping and Pinecrest Lake, an ornery sense of humor, and an absolutely amazing sense of family.
Robert is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Anna Mae Scharmann; children Bob and Judi Scharmann, Keri and Mike Harnden, Mike and Carolyn Scharmann, Gary and Sherry Scharmann, and Stacey and Jim Koch; grandchildren Melissa Harnden, Bobby and Nicole Scharmann, Ricky Scharmann, Brian and Rebecca Scharmann, Melanie Harnden, Billy and Ashlie Scharmann, Scott and Andrea Scharmann, Donny Scharmann, Jeremy and Jessica Scharmann, Heather and Josh Anderson, Josh and Acelyn Scharmann, Ryan Thomas, and Carson Koch; great-grandchildren Bobby, Hadley, Chandler, Addilyn, and Jack. He is also survived by his siblings Carolie and Tom Osborne, Lee Ann and Ron Miculinich, Etta Mae Scharmann, wife of the late Larry Scharmann, as well as many nieces and nephews.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Scharmann family. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 1st, at the VFW Veterans Center, at 580 Moffat Blvd, in Manteca from 11a.m. to 2p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Bounders United Scholarship Fund, 246 W. Crockett St, Manteca, CA 95337.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, September 24, 2016