SCHEIRER, DANIEL CHARLES, 68, fell asleep in the Lord Friday, July 24, 2015.
Dan was born December 10, 1946 in Lebanon, PA to parents Robert L. Scheirer and Christine A. Smith. He attended Wheaton College, Illinois, and was awarded his masters and doctoral degrees from Pennsylvania State University.
For thirty-three dedicated years Dan taught as Professor of Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, where he also directed the school’s electron microscopy lab and prehealth advising. In 2007 he accepted an appointment at Duke University, where he served as Associate Dean of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Chief Prehealth Advisor, and Director of the Office of Health Professions Advising.
Dan’s life is distinguished by a profound and tireless dedication to his students. He was a visionary in applying technology to education, having most recently created an advising platform that empowers the prehealth community of students and advisors.
Dan is survived by his beloved wife, Lois Ruth Scheirer, his sons, Daniel Charles Scheirer II and Christopher Robert John Scheirer, and daughter-in-law, Sabrina Scheirer; his brother, Robert Smith Scheirer and his sister-in-law, Sharon Scheirer.
A service of witness to the resurrection will be held Thursday, July 30, at 1:00 p.m., from the Church of the Holy Family, Chapel Hill, with the Rev. Clarke French and the Rev. Sarah Ball-Damberg officiating. A reception will be held after the service at the Washington Duke Inn, Durham, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dan will be laid to rest on Saturday, August 1, at 11:00 a.m., in Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA, after which a reception will be held at Susquehanna Room, Myer Building, Elizabethtown College.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to the Office of Academic Deans, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, which will be dedicated to providing educational funding for students in need.
The Scheirer family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham. Online memorials www.hallwynne.com.