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Edward Scharfschwerdt III

August 27, 1946 ~ September 28, 2022

Edward Scharfschwerdt III, age 76, of Vero Beach, FL passed away September 28, 2022 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, FL.

He was born August 27, 1946 in Ft. Pierce, FL the son of Edward Scharfschwerdt, Jr. and Ruth (nee Hilliard) Scharfschwerdt. He graduated from Vero Beach High School where he was quarterback of the football team in 1963 and 1964.

He later attended Florida State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management. He lived in Lake Tahoe, CA for many years and worked as a bartender in the hospitality industry. He had lived in Vero Beach, FL for the past 10 years having come from Lake Tahoe, CA.

He is survived by one sister, Pamela Young of Vero Beach, FL and by two nephews; Chris Young of Vero Beach FL and Justin Young of Fellsmere, FL.

Condolences to the family may be sent to


Carol McGraw Dickinson

October 4, 2022, 7:13 pm

Dear family
We we’re saddened to hear that cousin Chip passed away. Fun childhood memories. Love and sympathy being sent .
Carol McGraw Dickinson

Neil and Kay MacMillan

October 4, 2022, 9:30 pm

Sorry to hear the news. We fondly remember Chip from high school. Our prayers to your family.

Laura Scharfschwerdt Harbour

October 5, 2022, 3:44 am

I was so sorry to hear about Chip.
Although I had not seen him in years
I would think about him periodically and wonder how and what he was
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your Cousin,
Laura ♥️

Lynne Scharfschwerdt-Glass

October 5, 2022, 11:15 am

Dear Pam, Chris and Justin,

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Chip, was our oldest male cousin and I will always cherish the memories of his “ginger” hair, star quarterback of VBHS, FL State, and lots of family gatherings at Pop and Grandmother’s. RIP Chip!

Richard Concilio

October 5, 2022, 1:19 pm

Very sad news indeed! My prayers go out to his family. Chip was an exceptional leader in athletics while at Vero Beach high School. He quarterbacked the undefeated Indians his senior year. His confidence was very contagious to the rest of the team and was one of the driving forces in our quest to be undefeated. RIP Chip.


October 6, 2022, 4:31 pm

Longtime friend from junior high school to present. Great athlete and brilliant mind. R.I.P., Chip. Sympathy to the family.

Gary Resch

October 10, 2022, 9:41 pm

I remember Chip as a great quarterback at VBHS and am saddened to learn of his passing. Rest In Peace my friend. Gary Resch

Paula Hamlin

January 16, 2023, 9:18 pm

Hi Pam,
So sorry to just get this news. I hope you remember me…I was chips’ girlfriend at Florida State and remember driving to Jacksonville to visit you once. Fortunately chip and I spoke earlier last year and we had a wonderful conversation. Feel free to email me at Again, so very sorry.


February 13, 2023, 5:47 pm

I remember Chip from VBHS. He was a wonderful athlete and all around good guy. My condolences to his family.

Kenny "Skibum" Curtzwiler

February 6, 2024, 8:33 pm

We in South Lake Tahoe knew him as “Chipper” He was quite the celebrity in Tahoe. We actually have a drink named after him called the Chip Shot. Tuaca & Baileys with a splash of Coffee. We were at a bartenders contest at the Tahoe Seasons bar and we got kicked out for dancing on the bar. Many many great memories were had with him. I was a Bartender at Carlos Murphy’s for 20 years and Chip and I had some great times together. In fact, I don’t believe the statute of limitations has gone from them yet. So here is to all the great memories we had and can never talk about.

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