COMMANDER KENNETH C SCHOLL
7 JANUARY 2012
CDR Kenneth Charles Scholl,USN Retired, 83, died Saturday evening at his home surrounded by his family. Born in New York to the late Charles E. and Anna G. Scholl, he was raised in Wilmington, Del., and spent most of his adult life in Hampton Roads. Following attendance at Champlain University in Plattsburg, N.Y., he graduated as a Flying Midshipman in 1949, achieving his lifetime dream of becoming a Naval Aviator. During a 28 year career, CDR Scholl graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College in 1965. As a member of the Atlantic Fleet, he served with VS-30, VP-56, FLETACSUPPORON 24, Task Group ALFA, OPTEVFOR, and FASOTRAGRULANT where he served twice, the last time as Executive Officer. He was also proud of his service aboard the U.S.S. Valley Forge, CVS-45, and spoke of it often.
He attended Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, was a member of the Flying Midshipmen Association, the Retired Officers Association, and a Plank Owner of the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Following his retirement, he spent many hours pursuing his love of flying, by building and flying radio control model airplanes and flying his personal Cessna 172. An avid outdoorsman, other hobbies included, fishing, camping, feeding his birds and squirrels, and cheering for the Redskins
He is survived by the love of his life, Billie Rose Bunting Scholl, his wife of 59 years. A loving husband, his last eight years were dedicated to her care. Also surviving are a son, William Scholl (Jayne) of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Deborah Scholl Hinton (John) of Murfreesboro, N.C. and Susan Scholl McCracken (Brian) of Virginia Beach. A devoted grandfather, he leaves behind eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Laura, Matthew, John, Michael, Sarah, Katie, and Will.
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