Bookhout Funeral Home

357 Main St Po Box 612, Oneonta, NY


Todd A. Scheer

October 12, 1970July 28, 2019

On October 12, 1970 in Cortland, NY, Todd was joyfully welcomed into the Scheer family by his parents Al and Marlene, his brothers Jeffrey and Eric and his sister Barbara. He attended school in Oneonta, NY, having graduated from Oneonta High School in 1988. He was a successful wrestler throughout his school years, and competed after high school. After several years in San Diego, CA and then several more in Crystal Beach, TX, Todd returned to Oneonta. (Much to the joy of his family) Upon his return, he began working as a bellman at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, a position he held until his passing. Todd loved his job. Many times he spoke favorably of the other bellmen and staff with whom he worked. His attendance record was excellent—perfect. He enjoyed very good health until a few days before he passed on from natural causes. Todd Scheer was a tough and tender guy. He was a loyal friend, deeply devoted to his family, including those who married into the family. He was an encourager, an optimist, a problem solver, a fan of the Chargers and the Texans, and a giver of utmost respect toward his parents, siblings and others. He could speak peace into an agitated situation. He had the ability to turn a table of people into a “laughing” table of people. He recently expressed how blessed he was for his loved ones who, in turn, are extremely blessed by God for setting him in the family. Though Todd did not have children, very close relationships were formed with his nieces and nephews; Albert, Angeline, Brian, Bianca, Eric, Brandon and Austin. Todd was Uncle Fun to them. Todd was predeceased by his younger brother, Jon. Surviving Todd are Jeffrey and Michele Scheer (Austin) Oneonta, Barbara Leech Bordner, Phillip Leech, Robert Bordner of MD, (Albert and Kay Leech of MD) (Angeline Leech of MD), (Brian and Bernie Leech, IN) (Bianca Leech, of MD) Eric and Mary Scheer, (Eric and Brandon) Oneonta. Also surviving are his close friends Chris Tynon, Green, NY, John Valley, TX, David LaRock, Ogdensburg, NY and a large number of school and neighborhood friends. Todd’s faith was very important to him. The Bible was his textbook. He and his sister often shared scriptures while texting. He freely spoke with people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If he could speak to people today, it would probably be something like this: “Hey guys Heaven is real. Don’t miss it”. No one needs to miss it. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9-10 (Most important decision a person will ever make). Of Course, we dearly miss Todd. We do find comfort that because he was a believer on earth (Romans 10:9-10), he is now in the presence of God and in awe of his new surroundings, and as we leave earth, we will again be with Todd forever. A Celebration of Todd’s life will be held August 24, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm at the 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 West Broadway, Oneonta, NY. To light a candle or send an online condolence, visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


24 August

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

6th Ward Athletic Club

22 West Broadway
Oneonta, NY 13820


Todd A. Scheer

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Luke Sittler

August 8, 2019

I was stunned and saddened to learn of Todd's passing last week. I first got to know Todd when he started working at the Otesaga in 2008. We worked together for several years, became friends, and have stayed in touch in the years since. Todd was such a unique personality; we shared so many laughs and good times over the years. Todd had a gift in that he was always fun to be around no matter the time or situation. I am glad I got to spend as much time with him as I did and I will always look back on those times fondly. My deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Scheer family during this difficult time. Rest in peace my friend you will be missed.

Cheryl Hathaway

August 7, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to the Scheer family.

Doug Lape

August 4, 2019

I am shocked and grieved to hear of Todd’s untimely passing. Todd was my greatest competition on the wrestling team and always pushed me to be better. I really enjoyed his wit and we were both laughing often. As a fellow believer, I am grateful to hear that God has revealed himself to Todd and granted him saving faith. I look forward to seeing him again in God’s kingdom to come. In the meantime may the Lord comfort family and friends that mourn this loss and may the reminder of the temporal nature of this life cause us to love eachother deeper and seek our ultimate meaning in Our savior, Jesus.

Dale Bellino

August 3, 2019

It's uplifting to hear about Todd's faith. His parents' faith has been important to a lot of people as well. It's comforting to be reminded that we'll all be reunited one day.

Mary and Duane Hathaway

August 2, 2019

Our condolence to the Scheer family. May Todd rest in peace.

Jim Rowe

August 2, 2019

Though out of touch for many years my memories are all great . I was also in class off 1988 and often in same circles as Todd always happy always funny. My condolences to his entire family and friends during this difficult time. Way to soon my friend Rest In Peace.

Rene Fink

August 2, 2019

Todd was a very friendly and compassionate and fun loving person. In high school he was always ready to lend an ear.
My condolences to the family at this very difficult time.

Nathan D.

August 2, 2019

Todd was a good man and a great friend. It was very surprising and upsetting to hear about his untimely passing this week. I have many great memories of both working with Todd as well as the friendship we maintained in the years since. He will certainly be missed and remembered. My thoughts and best wishes to his entire family during this unexpected and difficult time.