Members of the Malverne Fire Department, the FDNY and community groups in the village filled the intersection of Hempstead Avenue and Norwood Avenue as a street was named after lifelong Malvernite George Scheer on June 1. Scheer, who died last year at the age of 47, was remembered by many for his years of service to the community. Norwood Avenue, where Scheer lived with his wife, Fara, and his two daughters, was renamed Firefighter George Scheer Way.
Scheer was a firefighter with the Malverne Fire Department for nearly 30 years, and he was a member of FDNY Engine Co. 249 in Brooklyn since 2003. Before joining the FDNY, Scheer worked with Malverne’s Department of Public Works from 1991 to 2003. In addition, he volunteered for the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps. His mother, Carole Scheer, was a co-founder of the MVAC.
Malverne Mayor Keith Corbett spoke about Scheer’s life and legacy, and Fara thanked the village for honoring her husband.