Keith Richard Scharrer, 26, of, McKean, passed away, May 19, 2016, at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie, on June 8, 1989, to Gregory and Rochelle (Hebner) Scharrer.
Keith was an avid wrestler, beginning his career with the Edinboro Youth Wrestling Program during kindergarten and continuing through high school at General McLane. His wrestling career, included an 8th place at PJW, and an exciting 6th place at States his senior year. Additionally, his dedication for the sport took him to a 1st place finish at a National Tournament in Detroit, MI. After graduation in 2007 he continued his athletics at Thiel College for a year, then chose to be closer to his family and transferred to Penn State Behrend. Keith’s desire to continue being involved with the sport led him to volunteer as an Assistant Coach for the GM middle school team. In doing this he touched the hearts and minds of many young wrestlers and their families, as he had learned to do from his mother and father.
He worked as a Systems Technician for Johnson Controls, along side his father, for several years.
He loved to hunt, play his guitar, and spend time at the “Lonesome Pine” with family and friends. Keith loved children so being an uncle filled him with joy.
During college he was introduced to the guitar and singing with friends and became a part of a band “Small Town Sound”. They played several times at McKean Tavern and other events, including his brothers wedding.
Survivors include his grandfather, Leroy Scharrer, his parents, four brothers; Neal (Terri) Scharrer of Erie, Steven (Kayte) Scharrer, Robert Scharrer, and Paul Scharrer all of McKean; three nephews Nathan, Jayden, and Brantley; a niece Kara; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and his loving dog, Remi.
Friends may call at the Mclane Church, 12511 Edinboro Rd, Edinboro, on Monday, May 23rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A service will be held there on Tuesday the 24th at 11:00 am with Fr. Dan Hoffman officiating.
The Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Edinboro, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, 6297 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.