Donald Anthony Scherba
December 8, 1923 –
July 9, 2012.
Beloved husband of Dr. Lena Scherba; loving father of Alexandra Scherba, Nancy (James) Whelan, James (Janice) Scherba, Richard Scherba and Roderick (Jodi) Scherba; step-father of Yvonna (Oren) Krugliak Cherished grandfather of Anthony, William, Angela, Matthew, Kyle, Tory, Raymond and Daniel.
Loving son of the late Isador Anthony and Ethel Eleanor Duffy Scherba; loving brother of Vernon Scherba and the late Theodore Scherba, and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
A fourth generation San Franciscan, Donald attended Balboa High School graduating as Senior Class President in 1941; attended San Francisco City College in 1941-1942. Donald is a veteran of WWII. He served in the US Army Signal Corps in 1942-1946. He was a graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1948. Donald was Vice President and Treasurer of Scherba Auto Stores, Inc. in California from 1950-1990. He was an avid sportsman participating in track, hiking, tennis and fishing.
Donald and family were active members of St. Matthew Catholic Church in San Mateo, CA. Donald and family relocated to Springfield, IL in 2000 and became members of St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Donald enjoyed the company of his friends; he loved his poodles and gardening. In his retirement years, Donald had enjoyed traveling with his wife Lena and his daughter Alexandra.
Donald was a gift to all of his family and friends.
Visitation: Family and friends are invited to a visitation service from 4-7 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home. A prayer vigil will be held at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert J. Jallas officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Church or to the Animal Protective League.