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