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Robert Schaer
  • October 28, 1952
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  • July 23, 2022

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Robert “Bob” B. Schaer, 69, of Lithia, FL and formerly of Parrish, FL, Bradenton, FL and Ravenna, OH, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. 
Born on October 28, 1952 in Ravenna, OH to his proud parents William E. & Dorothy R. (Pickens) Schaer, Bob was a retired music educator and band director.  He graduated from Kent Sate University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and furthered his education at the University of Florida, where he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts  degree.  As a teacher, Bob was both a mentor and a father figure to students at numerous schools, including Lakewood Ranch High School, Southeast High School, Naples High School, Port Charlotte High School, the University of Florida where he was a graduate assistant and Seven Hills High School in Parma, OH where his career began. He truly loved all of his Band Kids.
Bob’s passions included golfing and flying his radio-controlled airplanes. After retirement, Bob enjoyed being the Director of the Suncoast Jazz Band in Sarasota, and the Director of the New Horizons Band in Gulfport, FL. He also enjoyed time as a percussionist and timpanist with his colleagues in the Suncoast Concert Band, as well as playing gigs on drum set with Barry and The Boomers and other various bands in the area.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 44 years, Joyce; his loving son, Rob (Lauren) Schaer and his loving daughter, Jessica (Tyler) Loggains; a brother, David (Verna) Schaer; along with his two grandsons, Nicholas and Andrew, to whom he was a devoted grandfather.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William & Dorothy Schaer and a sister, Holly Baum.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 3:30PM at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st Street, Sarasota, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Bob’s memory to the Lakewood Ranch, Southeast High, or Port Charlotte High School Band Boosters Associations, as Bob’s passion was ensuring students and any future Band Kids always have the opportunity to fall in love with music.
 

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  1. Chelsea Ott posted an image:
    09 Aug 2022
    Mr. Schaer and I at the senior band awards banquet for Lakewood Ranch back in 2005.
    Mr. Schaer and I at the senior band awards banquet for Lakewood Ranch back in 2005.

  2. Maureen Babcock lit a candle:
    02 Aug 2022
    Lit since August 2, 2022 at 8:47:15 PM

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  4. Lori Pike says:
    28 Jul 2022
    Gone but never forgotten... I learned so much from this man. He had the biggest heart and the best lunch time stories. He is greatly missed.

  5. Stan Keeney lit a candle:
    28 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 28, 2022 at 7:15:35 PM

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    28 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 28, 2022 at 7:40:12 PM

  7. Lisa says:
    28 Jul 2022
    Mr Schaer was an amazing man who made being in the band “cool”. So many wonderful memories from band and many thanks to him! My deepest sympathies to his family.. Your band kids love you!
    Rest In Peace
    Lisa Horan (Kabat PCHS class 1984)

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  11. Kimberly Kosch says:
    28 Jul 2022
    Godspeed Mr. Schaer. I have the best memories of the Pride of Port Charlotte 1984-1986. You are the GOAT!

  12. Kimberly Kosch lit a candle:
    28 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 28, 2022 at 7:57:11 PM

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  14. Marianne and Will White says:
    28 Jul 2022
    The best next door neighbor and friend anyone could ever hope to have. God Bless Joyce and Family.

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    28 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 28, 2022 at 7:17:26 PM

  16. Todd Phillips says:
    28 Jul 2022
    You were 1 in a million and the love you showed is being returned 10 fold. The beat just got better in heaven teach!!!!

    Love ya

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    28 Jul 2022
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  21. Nancy Hanson says:
    28 Jul 2022
    Gifted man personally and professionally. Taught from the heart and truly cared about every single student. Always smiling, and remained calm in the chaos. He will always be in my heart.

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    28 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 28, 2022 at 7:49:22 AM

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  26. Masterson Debbie says:
    28 Jul 2022
    My heart aches for your family. I pray for undecribable peace to overflow. Love you all

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    28 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 28, 2022 at 7:26:43 AM

  28. Keith Warren says:
    28 Jul 2022
    Hey Big Guy, you're one of the most influential teachers I've ever had. You took a shy tuba player and made him into one heck of a Drum Major. You will be truly missed

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