Karl Theodore (Ted) Scholl, 90, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 after a short illness.
He was born in Hoboken, NJ June 24, 1918, the son of Agnes and Karl Scholl.
He graduated from Long Island City High School in 1937 and also from SUNY Cobleskill in 1939.
Ted was a successful dairy farmer in the Town of Blenheim until 1969 when the New York Power Authority condemned the farm to build the Blenheim-Gilboa power project. He then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture office in Cobleskill and simultaneously started a locksmith business which he ran until 1999 when he moved to Florida.
He served on the board of education of the Gilboa-Conesville Central School. He was a member of the Stamford Golf Club for more than 30 years where he also was a board member and president of the board of directors for several years. He also served as justice of the peace for the Town of North Blenheim.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Ericson Scholl; a son, John McKenney and wife, Ann; two daughters, Judith Blanton and Margo Pinkos and husband, Ed; a son, William Scholl and wife, Wanda. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He is best remembered for his willingness to help others, his love of golf and his sense of humor.
A celebration to remember Ted will be held at the Stamford Golf Club Thursday, Aug. 14 from 2-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Ted’s name may be sent to the American Heart Asso- ciation.