Dennis Brown Scherff

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 20, 2022

Dennis Brown Scherff, 91, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday January 23, 2022. He was born April 5, 1930 in North Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Florian E. and Anna M. (Daily) Scherff. Dennis graduated from North Huntingdon High School, Class of 1948 and served as a Sergeant in the Army from 1948 to 1953. Upon returning from the military he worked at Westinghouse Airbrake Company in Wilmerding as a systems analyst from 1953 until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and time spent at camp in Potter County. He loved to garden and taking care of the family orchards and strawberry field. As a child he loved to hunt pheasant and once even shot an albino pheasant. He enjoyed all sports and played softball as a child. You could always find him watching Pittsburgh sports especially his favorite team the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of over 65 years Genevieve (Langworthy) Scherff and siblings Florian Scherpf, John Scherpf, and Virginia “Jean” Painter Graber. He is survived by his children Gordon K. Scherff and his wife Susan of West Hempfield, and Calvin S. Scherff, Corey G. Scherff and his wife Bobbie, and Daryl B. Scherff all of North Huntingdon; his granddaughters Gabriella, Natalie, Nicole, and Megan; also nieces and nephews. At Denny’s request there will be no viewing or services. Those wishing may contribute to the National Wildlife Federation.

The William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dennis B. Scherff please visit our Sympathy Store.

Originally published January 20, 2022.

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