Age 96, of Brookline, formerly of Chestnut Hill, on July 1, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Selma E. (Wolff) Scher. Devoted father of Melissa Scher, Bill Scher and his wife Debby, and Lauri Chmielewski and her husband Stephen. Loving grandfather of Arielle and Adam Scher and Matthew and Madeline Chmielewski. Dear brother of the late Max, Joseph, and Murray Scher, Sylvia Scharlat, and Ruth Wenger. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon (gather behind the administration building), Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:45 am. Memorial observance at the Chmielewski home on Wednesday and Thursday 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hebrew Senior Life, Development Office, 1200 Centre St., Boston, MA 02131.