Wallace B. Scherer ’40

Wallace B. Scherer ’40 of Lake Worth, Fl. died June 22, 2006. At Davidson he played violin in the orchestra and produced a painting entitled, “A Davidsonian’s Dream” that was displayed on campus for many years. After graduating from Davidson he served in the Army Air Corps, then received a master’s in psychology from Duke. He was a professor at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, then at Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) in Virginia. In 1952, he founded Psychological Instruments Company, which made equipment for psychology classrooms and laboratories. In Richmond, he was a member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church and enjoyed singing in the choir until he retired in 1979 and moved to Florida. After retirement he continued to be involved in numerous projects including designing and building his own house, working on a human powered helicopter, inventing a game called Homonymbles, and developing a system to help deaf people to sing. Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Sara D. Scherer, 5020 Canal Drive, Lake Worth, Fla., 33463; younger brother Michael S. Scherer, son Wallace T. Scherer, daughter Sara Ashauer, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.