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Adm Edward Donald Scheiderer
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1917
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 2011
Boca Raton
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA


Rear Admiral Edward D. Scheiderer, USCG, died July 31, 2011, in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 94. Ed was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the Navy in 1937, then transferred to the Coast Guard and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1942. During this time he married Jane Rodearmel of Revere, MA. He spent several years on a destroyer escort during WWII running convoys in the North Atlantic; served as Instructor at the Coast Guard Academy; Captain of the Port in Detroit; Commanding Officer of an Ocean Station Vessel in the Pacific; Operations Officer of the 9th USCG Great Lakes District. He received his MBA from Wharton School of Finance in 1953 and then served in various Coast Guard finance positions becoming Chief Budget Officer, Chief Program Analyst at Headquarters in Washington, DC, then District Comptroller in San Francisco. Appointed Rear Admiral in 1970, Ed assumed the position of Comptroller of the Coast Guard in Washington, DC. During this period, he also served as National President of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, encompassing all military services. He next became Chief of Staff of the Coast Guard, the position from which he retired in 1975. He was twice awarded the Legion of Merit, in addition to the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding management ability. He and Jane moved to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1978, becoming active in condominium affairs. Ed served on several Pompano Beach boards and volunteered at the United Way. In 1989 Jane died. By 1993, Ed began a new phase in his life, moving to New Hartford, NY, where he resided with Marjorie Hughes. they travelled extensively and volunteered at the St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, for which they both received Volunteer of the Year awards. In 2000, they moved to Boca Raton, Florida. Ed leaves a daughter, Donna (Charles) Goldstein of Rockville, Maryland; a grandson, David (Brooke) Goldstein of New York City; and a son, Edward L (Jan) Scheiderer of Germantown, Maryland. Interment is at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Fund, 47 Mohegan Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320.

Published in The Washington Post on December 9, 2011


Additional note:

Witnessed by those present the following items were sealed in the niche with his urn: Coast Guard Flag, Baseball Hat with "Scrambled Eggs" on visor, Coast Guard commemorative coin, heart-shaped bottle containing sand and water from Pompano Beach, Florida representing the ashes of Edward's wife Jane Rodearmel Scheiderer; and a small framed photo of Edward Donald Scheiderer and his partner for the last 20 years, Mrs. Marjorie Jean Hughes, nee Clark.

Family links: 
  Edward Scheiderer (1887 - 1976)
  Else L. M. Ebert Scheiderer (1893 - 1920)
  Jane Radcliffe Rodearmel Scheiderer (1918 - 1989)
  Dorothy Scheiderer (1916 - 1916)*
  Edward Donald Scheiderer (1917 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Columbarium Court 7, Section UU, Column 16, Niche 3
Created by: maternatura
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75192680
Adm Edward Donald Scheiderer
Added by: maternatura
Adm Edward Donald Scheiderer
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