Kenneth Scheer Obituary, Death : Kenneth Scheer, 63, of Berlin, Connecticut husband of Betsy (Dyson) Scheer, tragically passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. A lifelong Berlin resident.
He was a graduate of Berlin High School’s class of 1976. Continuing his education, Ken graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Impressively passing four difficult testing competencies in one day, he quickly became a Certified Public Accountant, working for many years in the profession.
Twenty years ago Ken joined Dyson Associates, the multi-generational family business, as a manufacturer’s representative, allowing his father-in-law to retire. Ken was a “Go Getter” with an insatiable drive to succeed.
Beyond its appearance during work and through hobbies, it showed brightly as a member of the Berlin Lions Club.
Ken worked tirelessly to better his community through outreach programs with the club; most recently during COVID-19 showing appreciation for many first responders. He was a contributor to the Visually Impaired Persons annual fishing tournaments, managed the beer booth at the Berlin Fair, and chaired the Membership Committee.
His hard work and dedication earned him many distinctions including Lion of the Year in 2014, Ambassador of Sight in 2015, and Knight of the Blind in 2021. Posthumously, Ken is being honored with the distinctive Melvin Jones Award, given only to the most deserving Lions members.
Ken always looked forward to spring as he was a long-time member of a golf league at Southington Country Club where he played with a great group of work friends. He loved the camaraderie and cocktails on the course, dinners after, while always hoping for another straight drive and the next putt to drop. Ken cherished spending his free time with his beloved family.
Time spent relaxing on numerous vacations, bantering during family dinners, and joking during holidays and parties is where most of the best memories were made. He held and shared many hobbies such as reading, gardening, and fixing anything that needed repair. He enjoyed visiting New England breweries, continuously on the hunt for the next best juicy IPA.
Ken had a heart of gold. He was the most loyal friend, doing anything for all before even being asked.
He has left many, many shattered hearts that will never be repaired.
Besides his childhood sweetheart and soulmate Betsy, he is survived by the mirrors of his soul, his children, Matthew Scheer and his wife Morgan of West Hartford, Zachary Scheer and his girlfriend Sabrinna Dubiel of Middlefield, and Kathryn Scheer of New Britain.
He is further survived by three siblings, Kathy Corcoran and her husband Jerry of South Windsor, Karrie Phillips and her husband Bernie of East Hampton, and Kris Scheer of Berlin, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws and countless friends.
He is predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Rose Scheer and his brother, Kurt Scheer.
Family and friends are welcome to join a Celebration of Life to be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Kinsmen Brewing Company located at 409 Canal Street Milldale, CT 06467.
Burial and funeral services were private.