David Scherer

February 11, 2024
David  Scherer

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David Scherer, a retired electrical engineer for the City of New York, passed away on February 11, 2024, in Williamsburg, VA at the age of 93. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. David was born in Brooklyn NY and resided in New York until his retirement when he relocated to Williamsburg.

David had a passion for photography and dedicated much of his time to capturing the essence of Colonial Williamsburg. He would eagerly volunteer at various events and document projects, leaving behind a beautiful visual record of the community he cherished. Additionally, he was a member of both the Virginia Symphony and Williamsburg Symphony.

Beyond his creative pursuits, David was an active participant in local politics. He was an esteemed member of the Williamsburg/JCC Democratic Party and played an important role within the Brandywine Homeowner’s Association during his nearly two decades of residence.

David will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Elise L. Emanuel; son, Mark Nazimova, and Mark’s significant other, Ghada Captan.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Rose Maskowitz Scherer and Henry Scherer, as well as his brother, Nathan, and sister-in-law, Marcia.

A memorial service will be held to honor David’s life on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:30PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home. Family, friends, and all those whose lives were touched by David are invited to attend and pay their respects.

He will be remembered for his kind heart, unwavering dedication, and the lasting impact he made on the community he served. May he rest in eternal peace.




Memorial Service

Sunday, February 11, 2024
1:30 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

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  • February 17, 2024
    Leslie Greenberg lit a candle:
    Lit since February 17, 2024 at 2:06:34 PM

  • February 17, 2024
    Nancy Carnegie says:
    Dave and I had a "New York" connection and enjoyed many fun times together. Occasionally, he invited me to join him at VSO events when Elise had other obligations. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing and send my love to his beloved wife Elise and family. I am grateful for all the wonderful memories we shared together.

  • February 17, 2024
    Leslie Greenberg says:
    So sorry for your loss Mark and Ghada and Elise. He touched so many lives.He was a talented photographer and I will never forget that when he lived in the city he took me to a fantastic Chinese restaurant . He will be missed by many .

  • February 17, 2024
    Patrick Golden says:
    So sorry to learn of David’s passing. He was a frequent visitor to the Williamsburg Library when I worked there. I enjoyed working with him on various photography exhibits and seeing him at Great Decisions and concerts. Peace to him and all who knew him.

  • February 16, 2024
    Steven Constantino says:
    Our deepest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.