Joseph Scherzer

| 05 Oct 2017 | 02:01

Joseph (Joe) Scherzer of Lake Worth, Fla. (and formerly the Hudson Valley), died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Delray, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 88 years old.
Joe, a retired advertising executive and a veteran of the U.S. Army, was beloved by friends and family alike. He was a deep thinker, an avid follower of national politics and a willing listener to those whose positions differed from his.
Born in the Bronx in 1928, Joe forged lasting friendships with other denizens of the borough (including revered basketball legend Dolph Schayes). Although he traveled far and wide, he was proud never to have forgotten “where he came from.”
Joe reserved his highest regard and deepest love for his family. He was the son of Louis and Rose Scherzer, both of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Scherzer, of Lake Worth, Fla.; his brother, Seymour Scherzer, of Flushing; a daughter, Felice Ballott of Amawalk; a son, Steven Scherzer of Brooklyn; a stepdaughter, Randi Barlow of Monroe, and two stepsons, Gregg Willinger and Brad Willinger, of Cortlandt Manor and Brooklyn, respectively. Joe also leaves behind several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his former wife, Sylvia Scherzer.
Joe cared deeply about those in need. In this spirit, it is suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Americares 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund (