April 1936 - May 2020
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Paul Scheurer passed away at the age of 84 at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, MD. Paul was born and raised in Oberhausen, Germany and was one of twelve children. He immigrated to Baltimore, MD in the 1950s and after serving in the United States Army, he built a long-term career in construction and was a brick mason by trade. Paul was proud to point out the many bridges and buildings in the Baltimore and D.C. area that he had a role in building through his work with the Bricklayers Local 1 of MD, VA and DC, where he was a lifetime member.
Paul stayed connected to his siblings in Germany through frequent trips home where he enjoyed catching up with family and school friends. He was also fortunate to have family members in Baltimore, including his brother Adolf and his family. Paul was a longtime member of the Baltimore Kickers, a German-American soccer club, and he was a lifelong soccer fan, both on and off the field. Always the joker with a strong competitive spirit, his antics around the clubhouse and at numerous festivals, trips and events, are well remembered. Paul often volunteered at events and helped friends and family on projects.
Paul was a two-time stroke survivor and, in his later years, worked hard to regain independence following these health setbacks. Paul enjoyed swimming, bowling and playing cards with his friends. He had a deep love for animals and had a lifelong passion for raising and being around birds and more recently gardening and attempting to grow the tallest sunflowers on the Charlestown campus each summer.
Paul was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa; parents Philipp and Elisabetha; his brothers Adolf, Konrad, Willibald; and sisters Mathilde, Cäcilie, Monika, Lisbeth, Ida, and Notburga. He is survived by his son David (Anne), brothers Hermann and Nikolaus, and his companion, June.
Due to guidelines and restrictions concerning the size of gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, no funeral services will be held at this time. A celebration of life gathering may be scheduled at a future date.
A family burial service will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Paul’s name to the American Stroke Association or the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology (Stroke & Cerebrovasculatory Diseases Fund).