ALICE ELIZABETH DASH SCHEUER

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

9-15 556877  Alice ScheuerALICE ELIZABETH DASH SCHEUER Alice Elizabeth Dash Scheuer, of Manoa, passed away peacefully in her beloved Hawai`i on August 8, 2013. She was born Alice Dash on April 10, 1923 in Baltimore Maryland, the daughter of Henry Phillip Dash and Margaret (Cook). After graduating from high school in 1941 she served her country in WWII with the US Army, attended Radcliffe College (A.B. 50, cum laude) and there met and married Paul J. Scheuer. They moved to Hawai`i in 1950 (arriving on the SS Lurline) where he began a fifty-three year career in the University of Hawai`i Chemistry Department. At UH in 1952 Alice earned an M.A. in English and in 1992 (at age 69) a PhD in Clinical Psychology. For many years she lectured in the English and Psychology Departments. A vibrant intellectual curiosity led her to numerous degrees over the years, but her attitude towards learning was summed up in her story of how upset she was when Radcliffe ‘forced’ her to graduate. Well into her 80s she both continued to study and teach via the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She was an active member of many organizations, including the Honolulu Museum of Art, Royal Scottish Dance and Caledonian Societies, Harvard-Radcliffe Club, Phi Kappa Phi, and Malama Manoa. She was a committed writer, penning many freelance articles and letters to the editor. She was very active in social causes, including the anti-nuclear movement of the 1980s, which later led her to founding the local chapter of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Beyond her family, her greatest devotion was to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where she served on the vestry for many years. She was a deeply devoted wife and mother, and she especially loved being in the kitchen and seeing people enjoy the fruits of her culinary labors. An enormous heart and mind in a tiny person, she enlivened and contributed to any gathering of which she was a part. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Kenneth, and husband Paul. She is survived by her four children, Elizabeth (Tim) Carlson New Rochelle, NY, Deborah (Howard) Haeker Gainesville, Fl David (Jack Campbell) Palm City, FL and Jonathan (Cami) Honolulu, as well as grandchildren Joshua, Gainesville, Fl, and Saul, Honolulu. A Memorial Service will be held on September 21, 2013. Visitation will begin at 1PM, with Services at 2. A private committal of her ashes at St. Andrew’s Cathedral will be held following the service, while guests are invited to a reception at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Aloha attire is requested. Online condolences can be sent via www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul J. Scheuer Award Endowment at the University of Hawaii Foundation or to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.


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