Feb 12, 2040 – May 04, 2011
James David Scharf, 71, of Louisa died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at his home.
He grew up on the Ohio River in Aurora, IN. James was a member of the ROTC/Drill Team at Purdue University, was a twenty year veteran of the US Army Signal Corp and was a Vietnam Veteran.
James was an Elder of Missions at Louisa Presbyterian, in addition to serving as Outreach Chair for Pigrimage. He was also a member of the Ruritan Club, the Louisa Master Gardners, where he served as President for four years, and a member of the Louisa County Planning Commission.
James was predeceased by his parents, Robert William and Margaret Halliday Scharf, and a daughter, Anne Logan Scharf.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Starnes Scharf, his daughter Elisa Scharf Lee, his son David Heath Scharf and his wife Carrie, seven grandchildren: Conard, Annelise and Amelia Lee, Gillian, Kate, Anne, and Heath Scharf all of Louisville, KY. He is also survived by his sister Susan S. Frantz, his brother David Lee Scharf, his niece Kristan Donk, nephew Donald Frantz. He was also loved by his wife Julie’s family and more friends than we can remember.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, May 6th at Woodward Funeral Home, 200 Fredericksburg Ave, Louisa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 7th at Louisa Presbyterian Church, 212 Church Ave, Louisa with Rev Todd McCoy officiating. Interment will be at a later date
In his final days as Elder of Missions, Jim showed such joy in helping with Calvin`s Closet. We will miss him greatly. He was a true friend.
Dear Julie and Family,We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Jim was so active in the Louisa community. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.Peace and love to the family, and May God Bless and comfort you.Warmest wishes,Jerry & Hope
Jim wore many hats. Church Elder of Missions, Habitat For Humanity worker, Master Gardner but most of all just a good friend. We will miss you Jim. We love you Julie.
I was saddened when I heard the passing of Mr. Jim Scharf. He was a very kind and sweet man. I am so sorry for your loss may God bless you in your time of sorrow.
Thoughts and prayers to the family. We will be forever thankful for our last visit. Bill and Ruth
It is with the deepest shock and regret that we see the passing of Jim. He lived life the way he loved life-full of vitality and humor. Our MG group will never be the same without him. I am so sorry, Julie, that I missed his funeral. We were away for the entire week and I did not hear of your loss until late Sat. night. I count myself extremely fortunate to be among the many whose life was touched by Jim. To say he will be missed is a vast understatement.
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I served on the planning commission and he will be truly missed.
Jim was always a wonderful guy to be around at GSA plus we had that retired Army connection even though he was Signal Corps and not an Artilleryman. I`ll miss his sense of humor and those overalls he wore on Halloween. – Bill
Jim and I were members of the Purdue Drill Team. He was a year ahead of me and helped me gain the proficiency to make the National Championship team. He was a good friend and we`ll miss him.
So sorry to hear of Jim`s passing. We were housemates” at Purdue for a couple of years. He was such a decent person with an infectious smile.”