John (Shad) Scheiderich, 66 of Rome, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on August 2, 1951, in Sayre PA. He graduated from RCH in 1970, and served in the United States Air Force.
He was a man that wore many hats. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, motorcyclist, and loved to play the guitar. He was an all around outdoorsman and loved his dogs, especially Mr. Beau and Penny. He retired from the Rome City School district in 2013.
He is survived by two sons, Jordan and Jonathan; his partner Deanna Caporilli; Deanna's son, Keenan Caporilli and nephew, Samuel Caporilli, who were very special to him; six brothers, Charles, Louis, Joseph , Stephen, Gerald and Philip; and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Barbara; and a large number of nephews, nieces and cousins. John was predeceased by his parents, Jerome and Seretta, and a sister, Catherine (Katy), and also a Step-Mom, Mary Elizabeth "Betty".
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions in John's memory can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.